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Offline beeshive

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It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« on: April 25, 2011, 10:49:37 AM »
I'm branching out to hopefully truly boycott Provocraft, and offer different file types I converted a file to DXF. But the rub is I DON'T HAVE A SILHOUETTE! I can't test the cut out. Anyone want to try.. OH and definitely let me know if your having trouble downloading files. I use Google docs so it's terribly simple to me, but someone said it was a weird setup :shock:
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 12:08:11 PM »
Morning BEE

I had no problem downloading the dxf file on my Mac  I opened it in Inkscape 48 looked good.  BUT it is in tiny objects like the swirls.  This one is 24 objects of a type "path".  I can't do anything with it.  It won't union, if I do a path union it disappears.  It does group, but will not fill correctly. Of course it could be the LOL syndrome (aka alzheimers) but who knows anymore.

Here is the image of the one swirl

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How did you create the file?  In ink? or convert from jpg...inquiring minds want to know.

I don't have a silhouette so I'm gonna watch closely and see what the Silo owners have to say in case I need to buy a new 'cutter' and a new printer. :x

Love the butterfly design tho.
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 12:51:52 PM »
hmmm
it worked fine as an svg...I wonder if it's because of that dxf format?
All I did was open it separate the layers then save in .dxf format in inkscape.
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 12:56:48 PM »
have you imported that dxf file to see if it is like the one I have.  I did save it as svg and could open in SCAL but still the same problem with a lot of elements forming on shape.

Such fun, isn't it.  Where are the other gurus, probably still asleep.

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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 03:51:54 PM »
Hi Bee, there are quiet a few Silhouette users on this forum and Angela owns one. I hope someone will be along shortly to help answer this question.
I am just asking now to save someone who can help from having to ask - which option did you select when saving as DXF?
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 04:23:06 PM »
When I went to save the file I used a DXF extension from the drop down menu. This is after I separated the layers. I had one lady tell me it cut well:)
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 04:54:44 PM »
I am sure your file did cut well as any your designs always cut without problems.

You can always download their software as it is free if you wanted to look at the file after importing the DXF. The new Silhouette Studio http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software.aspx and if you look toward the bottom of the page there is a link to download RoboMaster. Both programs import DXF.

The problem Susan had is when it is taken back into Inkscape and other programs. (Angela, correct me if I am wrong). It breaks the line into straight lines and curves and programs like Inkscape read them as individual segments.
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 04:58:34 PM »
thank you Carolyn! Coming from you that is a HUGE compliment...my head is swelling:) That is good to know and I will check out, that will definitely help with me viewing it.
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 05:29:56 PM »
Hi Bee

I've just been on your blog and downloaded the File, but I don't know yet what will happen when I open using the Silhouette Studio software or Robomaster software; because as a rule I have always found that the DXF route does not work well, its tend to break the design up into segments and cuts very slowly and jerkily using the old robomaster software and with the silhouette studio software it kept on crashing my studio software.

But I will give it a go and let you know ASAP.......Its gone midnight now and I need to catch some Zzzzzzz as I'm going to work later.....
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 05:37:16 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 07:40:50 PM »
Hi Bee

I couldn't go to sleep knowing that you were waiting on an answer to your query, so I have done a pictorial for you and if there are any bits you don't quite understand let me know.

DXF using Robomaster Software:
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 07:45:44 PM »
Now this is the DXF file using the Studio Software:

I will get back too you later on what I do, to change an SVG into a smooth quick cutting GSD or Studio file..BFN...
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 10:47:37 AM »
Thank you Angela!
I am sad you stayed up doing this...I don't want anyone to think I was sitting here tapping my fingers waiting for an answer. I wish you didn't lose sleep over this.
So I have some more investigative work to do, if I want to open these up to other users. Let me nutshell what I got from your illustrations. This extension ISN't the correct extension for the silhouette software robocraft software. Perhaps it works with MTC? Not sure what the user who did cut it successfully used.
Please don't lose anymore sleep trying to educate a numbskull like me. You do it if you fancy to.
I may do the free software that Carolyn suggested just to be sure I get it right.
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Re: It's not a svg IT's a DXF
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 03:41:15 PM »
Its Ok Bee,
I'm going through the body change, so sometimes I stay alwake until 4am then get a few hours sleep then do my 4 hours at my part time job; then come home and have an afternoon siesta. I find that my mind works overtime best at night-time, which is the result of having worked permanent nights for 17 years; 7 years ago and my body clock is still not right....I myself need to think about who can really use my SVG designs because it doesn't seem to be cricut users at the moment, on another forum where I sell my files there was a question asked about SVG designs and cricut users. So I downloaded SCAL 1 and did a quick test and this is the result.......Wasn't able to try it out on a Demo version of SCAL2....
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