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Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:37 pm
by djreiswig
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.

Image

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 am
by mcagauto
Here is a quick trace will need some work

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I love You more than coffee.svg

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:27 am
by djreiswig
Thanks. Can anybody turn this into a DXF for me?

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm
by DXF
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)

Dave Hanks
Inkscape trace settings copy.jpg

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:29 pm
by acourtjester
Go to this post and watch the video that rdj357 posted it really helps to prepare some images for tracing with inkscape.
http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.p ... am#p149991

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm
by djreiswig
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...
coffee dxf.JPG

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:07 am
by acourtjester
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:

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am
by djreiswig
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.

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am
by Old Iron
Did you make sure the two boxes are unchecked in the pic Dave Hanks posted

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:01 am
by djreiswig
Yup.

Re: Can't seem to trace this

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:58 pm
by djreiswig
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.

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:34 am
by weldguy
Nice one. Thanks guys.

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:04 am
by saud
Thank you

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:35 pm
by Loyd
I want to say thanks for the svg file. I really want to say thank you to Dave for the inkscape tutorial, I've been using Inkscape but that was a really good lesson. I tried DraftSight a long while ago and hated it. I find DeltaCad an inexpensive, very easy to learn program. I did as Dave's suggested and only had 19 intersections to repair and the file looks great!

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:50 pm
by Loyd
more than coffee.png

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:13 pm
by country1
does anyone have this in dxf?

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:41 pm
by country1
here is the dxf file
I love You more than coffee (1).dxf

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:06 pm
by djreiswig
Thanks for the file country1. Kind of forgot about this thread. I got the dxf figured out a while back and cleaned it up some, and then I guess I forgot to post it back. I haven't cut it yet.

coffee.PNG
I love You more than coffee 12in.dxf

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:56 pm
by Just John
Thanks for the file, Looks great!! Cant wait to cut it...

Re: Love you more than Coffee

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:02 pm
by lucky7sg
looks great thanks