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Converting, editing multiple files using SVG

Post by Pebley Ironworks » Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:03 pm

I see everyone using SVG or DXF files (same if purchasing from someone) but how do I use them if I want to slightly edit or make multiples? I'm very new to all of this and I've always just used jpeg images to create something in my Torchmate software. Software doesn't seem to like SVG or any other kind of files. As I'm reading through these posts I'm seeing a lot of the wise and experienced users and artists are using multiple kinds of software to edit/create images. Is it recommended to do that? If so, what other programs can I use with my Torchmate table/hypertherm cutter?
I appreciate any help!

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Re: Converting/Using SVG

Post by adbuch » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:23 am

This topic was discussed in detail here.
https://plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php? ... 27#p215027

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Re: Converting/Using SVG

Post by plasmanewbie » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:32 pm

I would suggest CorelDRAW or Inkscape. Inkscape is free, Corel has a free trial but costs money.

I like Corel and have used it for years so I woudl suggest that but many others here use Inkscape.

Inkscape seems to be a little pickier with what files it likes to open, some will not. They all do this but Inkscape I find is worse.

I suspect many try Inkscape as it is free and once you learn how to use something you tend to stick with it.

Either way there is plenty of help here for both those programs and both will accomplish the same thing.

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Re: Converting/Using SVG

Post by AJNess822 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:17 pm

I do a lot of my editing in TorchmateCAD! I can't do anything with SVGs but to use a DXF you have to Import a single file at a time. To turn your CDL file into a DXF you have to Export it as that type of file, which you can actually export it as a SVG also.
I also Run a torchamate cutting system with a hypertherm plasma.
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Re: Converting/Using SVG

Post by adbuch » Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:04 am

AJNess822 wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:17 pm
I do a lot of my editing in TorchmateCAD! I can't do anything with SVGs but to use a DXF you have to Import a single file at a time. To turn your CDL file into a DXF you have to Export it as that type of file, which you can actually export it as a SVG also.
I also Run a torchamate cutting system with a hypertherm plasma.
Thanks for that information. I'm sure others using the TorchmateCAD will find it useful. There always seems to be a group of multiple programs used when processing/editing these files for cutting. I sometimes use CorelDraw and VinlyMaster as well. My go to programs are Inkscape, LightBurn, and Design Edge for cnc plasma work. I like Fusion 360 for solid modeling for 3D printing, and VCarve Pro for the cnc wood router projects. It's good to have a variety of choices.

David

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