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Offline Angel13

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SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« on: July 24, 2010, 03:17:59 PM »
I realise there are people who like to design in Inkscape and then need to convert the file into a GSD version, but if you use the DXF route you would be lucky to get a good cut after you manage to find the file when you open it up in the Robomaster software. So here is a step by step Pictorial of how to convert an SVG file into a GSD file with the same smooth cutting motion you can expect from cutting an SVG file from Inkscape.........So here we go.......And this is where you can find the downloadable zipped file http://www.4shared.com/file/xaqT5TiA/Inkscape_to_GSD.html
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 03:09:41 PM »
EEEEEEEEEE - I am just so glad to have found this!  Have done it on my wishblade this evening and it worked great!  Took me ages to cut the same file yesterday, it all chewed up etc etc - so much noise and juddering....today it took a couple of minutes to cut - no juddering, no noise, no fuss.   Was so good that I was able to drop the pressure, drop the speed and cut twice - no chewing!  Very happy!

thanks so much for taking the time to put this together (and work it out in the first place!!!)

Rx
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 03:34:04 PM »
Oh Ruthie I always wondered if the instructions could work for the Wishbladers, well now you can spread the word...
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 01:21:10 AM »
thank you so much for this!

this fixed a problem I was having  :lol:
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 11:10:46 AM »
Hi CrafteeCC

Its always nice to get feedback on 1 of my Pictorials, glad it helped........Remember if you need help just Holler.......
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 07:06:18 PM »
You can save yourself a few steps if you use Inkscape's File>Export Bitmap command instead of doing a screen capture. You can also get a better quality bitmap because you are not limited to the size of your screen.
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 08:42:38 PM »
Quote from: "cleversomeday"
You can save yourself a few steps if you use Inkscape's File>Export Bitmap command instead of doing a screen capture. You can also get a better quality bitmap because you are not limited to the size of your screen.


I must admit that I do need to do another version of changing an SVG into a GSD using the method above which I have found to be better and quicker, thanks for reminding me....

Hi Again

I was having a little problem uploading files to 4share but I think its all settled now, because the 2nd half of the information is concerned with the Silhouette Studio software you will have to access it from this SVG 2 GSD20.zip this is done so as not to cause conflict from other forums concerned with the Silhouette Studio software....

I will paste the Inkscape half of the information here.......
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 03:40:40 AM »
Thank you for posting this.  Now to find time to design in Inkscape and export my file to my Silhouette.  There are just not enough hours in the day!
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 08:35:18 AM »
I'm going to design in Inkscape and prtscrn and copy and paste to Silhouette Studio...but I always add an extra step in there....I bring up my paint.com software, paste it in there and than save....way it worked for me in whatever I am creating.

Oops, guess I'll wait until later this afternoon when, hopefully I have my wireless working thru the modem/router.

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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 05:52:11 AM »
If you buy the Designer version of Silhouette Studio one can drag and drop svgs straight into it, or open from File menu if you prefer.
It comes in a little bigger than original size but size change happens with a lot of conversions.  Easy to resize of course.
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 04:00:09 PM »
there is more than one version of the Silhouette Studio software...  you stated designer version...is there another version out there.  Also have a question for anyone....is there a way to 'crop' in Inkscape?  I import my photo file, add the watermark image to it, and than save to a png file.  But when I bring up the photo...it's a big size...and want to make it fit smaller than the screen and so far, I have not found the crop icon on left side menu options.

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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 09:14:12 PM »
Quote from: "cmsmith60"
there is more than one version of the Silhouette Studio software...  you stated designer version...is there another version out there.  Also have a question for anyone....is there a way to 'crop' in Inkscape?  I import my photo file, add the watermark image to it, and than save to a png file.  But when I bring up the photo...it's a big size...and want to make it fit smaller than the screen and so far, I have not found the crop icon on left side menu options.

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Hi Carolyn

I think this is what you mean:
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 03:20:16 PM »
Hi Carolyn, yes there is the free version of Silhouette Studio and the Designer version which cost around $40 and is available to download from Silhouette America.    It is the Designer version that opens svg files and you can drag and drop from the desktop (I assume from a file also).
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 08:40:03 PM »
Quote from: "Technomum"
Hi Carolyn, yes there is the free version of Silhouette Studio and the Designer version which cost around $40 and is available to download from Silhouette America.    It is the Designer version that opens svg files and you can drag and drop from the desktop (I assume from a file also).



I located the software at Silhouette America but for $49.99...which I will keep in mind when and if I replace my Expression for a Silhouette SD...will not go with the Cameo...understand it will not use or cut with Make the Cut or Sure Cuts A Lot software.  Thank you.


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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 08:43:09 PM »
Quote from: "Angel13"
Quote from: "cmsmith60"
there is more than one version of the Silhouette Studio software...  you stated designer version...is there another version out there.  Also have a question for anyone....is there a way to 'crop' in Inkscape?  I import my photo file, add the watermark image to it, and than save to a png file.  But when I bring up the photo...it's a big size...and want to make it fit smaller than the screen and so far, I have not found the crop icon on left side menu options.

Carolyn


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Hi Carolyn

I think this is what you mean:

Thank you...basically that is what I done except I did not locked the keylock...going back to Inkscape to do that.  Carolyn S
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2012, 08:58:26 AM »
hi i have silhouette cameo im learning to use please can someone tell me what a svg  is i know gsd is and have found that a lot of them do not want to work with my new machine lol many thanks fev
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2012, 09:38:28 AM »
Hi, I will let the Silhouette owners answer this question in more detail. Angela or Technomum should be able to answer about the gsd files problem.

SVG files are the default format any designs created in Inkscape will save as. Various other programs also allow one to save files in SVG format. I am sure one of the Silhouette owners can give you a bit more detail on how this relates to your machine.
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 07:39:22 PM »
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hi i have silhouette cameo im learning to use please can someone tell me what a svg  is i know gsd is and have found that a lot of them do not want to work with my new machine lol many thanks fev


Hi Fev

I will have to get back to you about the GSD Files, I know that some of the earlier versions of the Silhouette Studio software allowed you too open most of the GSD files; but I have to admit that I haven't try out the latest update to see whether it can open some of my older GSD files. This is the latest Silhouette update here: http://http://silhouetteamerica.com/software.aspx will try out the older GSD files ASAP and let you know the result......
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Re: SVG to GSD without going down the DXF route.....
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 02:35:37 AM »
Quote from: "cleversomeday"
You can save yourself a few steps if you use Inkscape's File>Export Bitmap command instead of doing a screen capture. You can also get a better quality bitmap because you are not limited to the size of your screen.
I tried this method for a "Nestie" label and it works a treat ;)
Many thanks for the tips Angel13 and Cleversomeday  :D   8-)  I need all the help I can get :lol:
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