Smooth cutting line

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pharvey
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Smooth cutting line

Post by pharvey » Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:05 pm

Hi I am new to inkscape. I am creating files to use in our fastcut plasma cutter which uses Turbocad. I save the file as dxf to transfer into program. When it is opened in plasma cutter all the curves are serious of straight lines and cause the outline to look choppy. Is there a way in Inkscape for me to avoid this? I don't want to recreate all my lines in Turbocad.

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Re: Smooth cutting line

Post by acourtjester » Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:06 pm

I think it may be the tool you used to generate the line, there are 2 pen like Icons. With one I think you hole the ctrl key while drawing and it forces it to me straight. Its the one above the ink pen looking one.
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Re: Smooth cutting line

Post by adbuch » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:16 am

Which tools are you using to draw your curved lines? Perhaps you could post an example of one of your Inkscape files. Save it as both svg and dxf so we can take a look. I tried drawing some curved lines, a square, and one freehand curve. The free-hand curve looks "choppy" but that is only because I don't have a steady hand. This is what they look like both as drawn in Inkscape and when I save as dxf and open with Design Edge. None of them appear to be a series of straight lines.

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