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Inkscape Changing Drawing Size When Saved as DXF

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Inkscape Changing Drawing Size When Saved as DXF

Postby Bobkovacs » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:49 am

So I just started messing around with Sheetcam (my table comes next week), and I noticed that my files seemed to be "off". Turns out that when I save a file in Inkscape as a DXF instead of an SVG, it changes the dimensions of the design, which became obvious when I opened the Job Report in Sheetcam. For example, I have a small keychain design that measures about 2"x3" in Inkscape as an SVG, but the DXF puts the design at about 0.64" x 0.78". Any idea why this is happening??

Also, is there a way to scale a drawing up in Sheetcam once it's on the screen?

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Re: Inkscape Changing Drawing Size When Saved as DXF

Postby acourtjester » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:56 pm

I think this post will answer those questions.
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Re: Inkscape Changing Drawing Size When Saved as DXF

Postby Bobkovacs » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:33 am

Thanks. I pulled the SVG into Sheetcam at 1:1 and it worked fine. Still not sure why the DXF is saving at a different size than the SVG, but it doesn't matter now.

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Re: Inkscape Changing Drawing Size When Saved as DXF

Postby nbman » Wed May 10, 2017 6:32 am

I was having the same issue. A drawing that shows as 24" x 18" in Inkscape, saved as a .DXF, opens up in CAD or Sheetcam as approximately 6 x 4"...

I ended up changing the scale on the Document properties tab to 100..now when I save as a DXF, it opens in Sheetcam as the same size..seems to work.


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