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by cleversomeday
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: making text non editable
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: making text non editable

When you get the text error message when you know you converted to path, click through the error and it should work fine in DS. As far as the wandering parts, take Tyler's advice and ungroup everything. Also, best practice for DS is to combine (assuming non-overlapping) or union (for overlapping) in...
by cleversomeday
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: SketchMee iOS app for converting photos to vector strokes
Replies: 0
Views: 178

SketchMee iOS app for converting photos to vector strokes

I put together a tutorial on converting photos to vector strokes for pen plotting with the SketchMee iOS app ($3.99 for vector output option). My focus has been on Cricut and Silhouette, but believe this info could be useful for other pen plotters or drawbots. http://cleversomeday.com/sketchmee http...
by cleversomeday
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Using fonts without installing them
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Using fonts without installing them

My workaround for not having to install fonts, or for fonts that don't display in Inkscape is to use a utility called Font Lab Pad to save words/phrases as SVG, then bring into Inkscape that way.
by cleversomeday
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Creating Lines in the Background
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Creating Lines in the Background

An easier way might be to install the Eggbot extensions and use its adjustable hatching feature. http://wiki.evilmadscientist.com/The_Eggbot_Extensions but I have never used this with HPGL so can't say for sure
by cleversomeday
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fill shape with lines
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Fill shape with lines

I've been looking for something like this for years. The closest I've come is halftoning with tiled clones, but that doesn't work with lines. I've also posterized the image and applied various hatch densities by hand. http://cleversomeday.com/sketchpix/
by cleversomeday
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1877

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Raspi, My audience is crafters who usually don't have a basic knowledge of Inkscape. I try to make things as foolproof as possible for them and eliminate steps where possible. Since the path has to be exactly 4 nodes, and has to start at upper left and go clockwise, there is a lot of room for error....
by cleversomeday
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1877

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Raspi, Yes, I did see your screen shot and no, I didn't think it looked good. That's why I said I didn't understand why it isn't working for you. Mine looks like this. I do think the issue is asymetrical nodes as I mentioned. (I need to fix some of them in the download. I don't think this was an iss...
by cleversomeday
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1877

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Oh, I totally agree with that about the LPE, (I can't think of a case when you would want it all wobbly like that) just not sure why Bezier Envelope is not working for you.
by cleversomeday
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1877

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Unless I'm not understanding what you want to do, Bezier Envelope works for me without doing each letter separately.
http://cleversomeday.com/textwarpink/ I do have to be careful on the ones with top and bottom curve to get the nodes symmetrical.
by cleversomeday
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Making Seamless Tiles
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: Making Seamless Tiles

Have you tried this extension? https://inkscape.org/en/gallery/item/1358/
by cleversomeday
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Glyph panel in .92?
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Glyph panel in .92?

Has anyone got the glyph panel working in Ink .92? This is the feature I am most looking forward to, but haven't actually seen it in action yet. Pasted below is the blurb from the release notes. How would one go about linking Inkscape to a recent version of the Pango library if that is what is requi...
by cleversomeday
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Custom made font - spacing between letters
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Custom made font - spacing between letters

I was never able to figure out the kerning issue. My suggestion is to import the font into FontForge and do your kerning there.
by cleversomeday
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: will Inkscape 0.92 be released before the end of 2016 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: will Inkscape 0.92 be released before the end of 2016 ?

Thank you for this info. I would like to give the MacPorts option a try but I'm worried about my existing installation. Can I install this without uninstalling .91?
by cleversomeday
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Customize Shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Customize Shortcuts

So glad you asked this question because thanks to Lazur's answer I was able to change the Toggle View Mode command for my laptop, which doesn't have the number key pad needed for the default shortcut.
by cleversomeday
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Offset meter
Replies: 6
Views: 3308

Re: Offset meter

I think this would be a good feature, too, as this is common in diecutting software. An interim workaround is to use the Paint Bucket Tool, which lets you specify offset in pixels in the tool settings.
by cleversomeday
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How can I edit a text letter?
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: How can I edit a text letter?

You have to Ungroup after Object to Path before you can node edit.
by cleversomeday
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?

For any of you Mac folks, here are the instrux I followed to install autotrace. http://www.getmacapps.info/install-autotrace-on-macos
by cleversomeday
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?

That worked! I added a white background before making a bitmap copy and the centerline trace was successful. Thanks so much!
by cleversomeday
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Draw a diagram with a curve
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Re: Draw a diagram with a curve

Assuming you have the formula, try Extensions>Render>Function Plotter
by cleversomeday
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?

I was able to install autotrace on my Mac, and the extension doesn't crash, but it doesn't yield a result either, unfortunately.
by cleversomeday
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?

Is there any way to run this extension on the MacOS version, Moini. And is this in line to become a standard feature in the future?
by cleversomeday
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Automatic true shape nesting in Inkscape?
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Automatic true shape nesting in Inkscape?

Just ran across this free online tool, and its open source as well http://svgnest.com
by cleversomeday
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to Laser engrave with fill
Replies: 2
Views: 2393

Re: How to Laser engrave with fill

We have similar issues with our desktop diecutting machines. One function that might be helpful to you is
Extensions>Arrange>Restack
by cleversomeday
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: convert path to simple stroke
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: convert path to simple stroke

You might also look at online utilities that have center line trace capability. RapidResizer is one

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