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Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby KIDTech » Mon May 23, 2016 11:55 pm

Here is a video I put together on an issue that some people have run into with tracing an image in Inkscape, saving as a .dxf and trying to open it in CAD. A lot of the times the .dxf will be really messed up and not look the same as it does in Inkscape. I have found a solution that works for me in ACAD and made a video tutorial for YouTube. This is my first video and YouTube upload so give me some feedback and let me know if there is anything else you would like to see videos on.

https://youtu.be/vU40wicJbvs
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Re: Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby kevin53 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:23 am

Thanks for the video. that will help out a lot.

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Re: Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby TimP » Tue May 24, 2016 9:54 am

Nicely done.
I didn't know about that trick to clean stuff up.
Thank you!
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Re: Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby KIDTech » Tue May 24, 2016 10:26 am

Also as it was pointed out and I should have stated in the video, this is only for those with issues using the "regen" command. My laptop I use on the road will lock up for an hour regening a drawing so I found this to be much faster, my desktop will do the regen on this in seconds. So I would try the regen before this! Again I should have pointed that out in the video.
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Re: Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby gsi » Tue May 24, 2016 1:06 pm

Thanks for taking the time to make that video to help us out.

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Re: Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby KIDTech » Tue May 24, 2016 1:31 pm

Honestly it only took a few minutes longer to have online than it did to make it but you are welcome.
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Re: Inkscape Trace .dxf Cleanup

Postby After Hours Fabrications » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:38 pm

I just ran into this problem today and am a new user of an ArcLight Cutter with a Hypertherm 85 cutter, this would have been much faster then the way I did it individually!!! Thanks for the tip, I will definitely use it in the future.
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