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Inkscape drawing not working for sheetcam[solved!]

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Inkscape drawing not working for sheetcam[solved!]

Postby Ryan » Fri May 18, 2018 1:56 pm

I am just learning inkscape. I spent alot of time making this for a neighbor's wedding this weekend and I totally missed something because everything is jumbled on sheetcam. There also a bunch of lines I thought would not be there. Can someone help me figure out how to fix this to work for sheetcam? I was supposed to have this done today! Thanks.

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Re: Inkscape drawing not working for sheetcam

Postby Ryan » Fri May 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Okay I figured out the problem with the drawing. I had to to path>stroke to path and then path>union. Fixed the drawing. Now I cant get it scaled right. It came up on sheetcam about 80 feet long.......

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Re: Inkscape drawing not working for sheetcam

Postby acourtjester » Fri May 18, 2018 5:51 pm

2 things when you save a drawing in SVG and bring it into Sheet cam there is a box for the ration can be changed (I think it normally shows 25) change this to 1 so the ratio is 1:1.
The other thing is in Inkscape you can scale things by selecting them and then look at the tool bar for the width and height size indicators( there is a lock logo between them). Click on the lock to make it closed and the change either of the numbers to the size you want and it will scale the drawing to match.
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Re: Inkscape drawing not working for sheetcam

Postby Ryan » Fri May 18, 2018 7:23 pm

Thanks for the tip! Like you said the problem was the scale ratio. Changed it to 1:1 and it all works. Lots of stuff to remember!

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Re: Inkscape drawing not working for sheetcam[solved!]

Postby Ryan » Fri May 18, 2018 7:27 pm

Here is the completed file. For future reference if anyone has this problem. You can tell the difference between the drawing earlier and this one. Just use the "edit paths by nodes" tool and you can clearly see the difference.
LeeGrayWeddv2.1.svg

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