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Can't seem to trace this

Postby djreiswig » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:37 pm

Found this cute sign, but I can't seem to get Inkscape to trace. When I open my trace in Draftsight the splines go crazy.
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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby mcagauto » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 am

Here is a quick trace will need some work
I love You more than coffee.svg

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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby djreiswig » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks. Can anybody turn this into a DXF for me?

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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby DXF » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

djreiswig wrote:Thanks. Can anybody turn this into a DXF for me?

Import the SVG file into Inkscape.
Set files of type to - all images
path - trace bitmap
view - display mode - outline
save as - DXF file (change the settings on the DXF window as per picture)

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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby acourtjester » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:29 pm

Go to this post and watch the video that rdj357 posted it really helps to prepare some images for tracing with inkscape.
viewtopic.php?f=98&t=24563&p=149991&hilit=paint+program#p149991
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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby djreiswig » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

With help from acourjester in another thread, I traced it in Inkscape. When I go to open it in DraftSight the dreaded splines mess it all up for me. I get this. It looks like a nice smooth path in Inkscape. Just when I thought I had this tracing thing figured out...
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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby acourtjester » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:07 am

There are software package the don't play nice with each other. Inkscape will allow you to save file in both DXF and SVG so I don't know why you want to go to DraftSight unless you cannot use those file formats. :(
Personally, I think it is very insecure for a company to make it so you can only play ball with their ball. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby djreiswig » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am

When I save as DXF in inkscape it makes splines. How can I get it to make polylines instead? The splines are the issue for me. I am familiar with DraftSight, that is why I use it. If I open files without splines it works fine.

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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby Old Iron » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am

Did you make sure the two boxes are unchecked in the pic Dave Hanks posted

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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby djreiswig » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:01 am

Yup.

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Re: Can't seem to trace this

Postby djreiswig » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:58 pm

Okay, I found some info on the inkscape forum that seems to work.
http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12841
Apply 'Extensions > Modify Path > Flatten Bezier' first, then save a copy as DXF.
This gets rid of the splines.


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