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SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

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SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby exapprentice » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:34 am

Hi

Please can someone help with this file
have an SVG drawing (yes its mine) that opens in Inkscape and can be worked on, saved as an SVG but it will not load into SheetCam
I have tried other SVG files I have created and they all load in straight away (all and every one of them)

I only ever import SVG's into SheetCam and eveyrthing apart from this single file opens :?

The only noticeable difference is that when I import into SheetCam on all the other files (good files) you get a box that comes up showing progress of the import, with this particular file nothing happens at all

I did save as a DXF in Inkscape and that loaded into SheetCam but with lines that need removing

I have attached the file (hopefully) to see if someone else has better luck or can tell me what is wrong (or what I am doing wrong) with the file and why it will not load into SheetCam :?:

I am now at a loss trying to find that stupid thing I have not done :oops:

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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby WyoGreen » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:01 am

I tried opening your file in SheetCam, but it wouldn't open for me either. I then tried opening it in Corel Draw, but it locked up the program to where I had to force quit it. I don't know what is wrong with your file, but what ever it is, it's really bad.

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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby acourtjester » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:40 am

Very interesting problem I can open it in Inkscape I saved is again (different name) still cannot see it in SheetCam.
But if I save it in DXF it is there fine.
fox 2 A.svg

fox 2 A.dxf

fox.jpg

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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby mcagauto » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:59 pm

See if this will work for you.

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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby exapprentice » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:36 pm

Hi mcagauto

Thank you very much, your post is very much appreciated, thought I was going to have to start again from scratch :cry:

That did it, works a treat, opens in SheetCam, bit slow but it does load which is far far more than I could get it to do :(

Now please tell me what (I did) was wrong or what you did to get it back on track, I would really love to know what the issue was
Especially as "acourtjester" above had the same problem with the file :D
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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby mcagauto » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:35 pm

What I did in inkscape is.
I selected all, then went to object ungroup I did that several times. Then select all again and it shows two object I could only find one though, so I went to path then break apart and then selected just the parts that were needed and copied them. Then opened a new page and pasted them there. I have had problems like this before and have no clue what caused it. I hope you can follow what I did. I'm not a very good teacher. Hope you got your project finished.
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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby WyoGreen » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:21 am

Looking at Acourtjesters screen print, I can see several overlapping lines, like on the front of the back leg, and on the front of the back front leg. I suspect that is what is messing things up.

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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby exapprentice » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:47 am

Hi Steve

I agree with what you can see but I believe those extra lines are from saving as a DXF as they are not on the original SVG, they just appeared after saving as a DXF for me as well :?

Thanks to mcagauto and his instructions above ;)
I have now been able to replicate his actions and have recovered the original SVG file and all is now wel :D
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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby mcagauto » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:12 pm

Glad to here it worked for you
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Re: SVG will not import into SheetCam - HELP

Postby ovrrdrive » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:31 am

Just had this same problem. It was really weird. After I followed the steps above some trash showed up from parts that I had redrawn that were hung up in the drawing somehow. Copied to a new svg and it worked fine. Just wanted to add to the conversation. Thanks for the tip.


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