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Inkscape to Makercam

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Lodds, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Lodds

    Lodds Well-Known
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    Guys,
    Just venturing on this CNC path.

    I have Inkscape and Makercam. No matter what I do when I open the SVG file in Makercam it shows nothing other than a rectangle box, none of the text is shown.
    When I click file open and navigate to the file, Makercam sees all the contents of the file but refuses to show it on the main editing page.
    I have edited the preference to 90 for inkscape.

    Hope you can help.

    Tony
     
  2. Hisha

    Hisha Veteran
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    In Inkscape select your text then go to Path > Object to Path. You do this for basically everything except for when you bring in images such as .bmp, .jpg or .png files. Those you select them and go to Path > Trace Bitmap. Then you select how you want to define your image and and either click update or click the live preview. When you click OK, it will then make a copy over top of your image. Move the image out of the way and then you can delete the under lying original image. Save your svg and it should show up in makercam.
     
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  3. Lodds

    Lodds Well-Known
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    Hisha, Thank you so much. that worked great
     
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