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by knobba
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: svg to/from embroidery converter
Replies: 75
Views: 62933

Re: svg to/from embroidery converter

With svg2embr you will first need to convert pxf to exp file and then convert the exp to svg. As far as I have understood the pxf is a Pulse-file and you would need Pulse Ambassador to convert it to .exp or .pcs. This link says that Pulse Ambassador will do that: http://www.embroiderybayou.com/produ...
by knobba
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Format of SVG
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: Format of SVG

I don't know if this will help, but at least it is another way around to create the Hershey font which work better for my purpuses and with smoother lines. I made a single-line true type version of the Hershey font to use it for my plotter (Silhouette cutter with pen). True type font need to be clos...
by knobba
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to Laser engrave with fill
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Re: How to Laser engrave with fill

When I design for embroidery the order of the paths is very important so I see your problem. I made a tutorial for my (quite tedious) way of controlling the path-directions and path-order . I hope you get more sofisticated answers. My cutter/plotter-software have functionality to print with minimize...
by knobba
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: svg to dxf changes details
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: svg to dxf changes details

I did upgrade recently, but the software had serious crashing issues so I downgraded. I'm happy to learn that svg will be accepted from now on. I will be looking forward to the next version, then :)
by knobba
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: svg to dxf changes details
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: svg to dxf changes details

When you google "inkscape to silhouette studio" the first hits specify clearly that the Robo option should be selected. Now I have tried with different designs with and without the Robo option selected and the results are quite confusing, but I think my conclusion is that the final problem...
by knobba
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: svg to dxf changes details
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: svg to dxf changes details

Are you suggesting that I should switch to Ubuntu assuming there is a problem with Windows, or am I just doing it wrong? It's quite a limited number of steps to do so I struggle to see what I can do differently.
by knobba
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: svg to dxf changes details
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: svg to dxf changes details

I'm using v 0.91 on windows 10.

I've attatched the original svg example file, but was not able to upload the dxf file.
by knobba
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: svg to dxf changes details
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

svg to dxf changes details

I'm doing projects with my cutting-machine and to import the Inkscape designs into the Silhouette software I need to go through the dxf format. I struggle to get the exact same result with dxf as with svg. Until now I have solved the problem by adding a bunch of extra nodes in the svg file before ex...
by knobba
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: svg to/from embroidery converter
Replies: 75
Views: 62933

Re: svg to/from embroidery converter

I need to do something with my user-settings so that I can get alerted on replies to this thread :) Good to hear that the tutorial was helpful, but I see that my tutorials could be optimized to be clearer. Jump-stiches is the stitches you will have to trim away after finishing the embroidery - the s...
by knobba
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: How I create my own single (or double) line font
Replies: 6
Views: 5156

Re: How I create my own single (or double) line font

Jo takk, Ragnar :) Thanks for reminding me to update to dropbox. I thought I already had done that. Now its fixed. Got a feedback that I forgot to remove some lines from the code for debugging which made it crash for others. Now I have updated it on my blog (and I guess I will several times to refin...
by knobba
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: How I create my own single (or double) line font
Replies: 6
Views: 5156

Re: How I create my own single (or double) line font

I have now refined the extension to copy the paths to the glyphs and the process is a lot easier than the first approach. There will always be a lot of work designing the paths, but the conversion to the font is pretty compressed with this extension.

You can find the updated tutorial on my blog.
by knobba
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Convert attribute 'd' and 'transform' to a transformed 'd'
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: Convert attribute 'd' and 'transform' to a transformed '

I tried once more with fresh courage and fresh ideas to search the cupicsuperpath/simplepath/simpletransform.py and I found something that sounded helpful and tried it and it did work: simpletransform.fuseTransform(tempNode) I takes the d and the transform attributes and calculates a new path d. Hur...
by knobba
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Convert attribute 'd' and 'transform' to a transformed 'd'
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: Convert attribute 'd' and 'transform' to a transformed '

Thanks for the tips. The cheat to drop the transform is good to learn for other purposes, but will not work in my case as I will not change the original paths that I can see and select. I want to change the copy that I paste into glyphs, which I cannot select in that manner. Thank you also for the l...
by knobba
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Convert attribute 'd' and 'transform' to a transformed 'd'
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Convert attribute 'd' and 'transform' to a transformed 'd'

I have path with a transform attribute which I need to convert to the same transformed path, but having the transform incorporated in the path string. I guess somebody has written that code already, but I have now got lost in cyberspace and in simplePath.py, cubicSuperPath.py, simpleTransform.py and...
by knobba
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: How I create my own single (or double) line font
Replies: 6
Views: 5156

Re: How I create my own single (or double) line font

I'm sure that the workflow is not waterproof, hulf2012. The process of tossing the paths around with ctrl-A and a black fog of paths with little or no visual feedback and control is a fragile procedure, but at least it works if every step is after the recipe and within the family of the bugs I've me...
by knobba
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: How I create my own single (or double) line font
Replies: 6
Views: 5156

How I create my own single (or double) line font

I've been working on creating my own single line fonts lately and I'd like to share with you the workflow that I ended up with. It involves converting all single paths in one go to the glyphs of the svg-font.

Updated version with a lot easier workflow.
by knobba
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: svg to/from embroidery converter
Replies: 75
Views: 62933

Re: svg to/from embroidery converter

Embird might work very well and be the least expensive ($164), but for me I'd rather have the fun of creating my own free and simple program, than spend those money :)
by knobba
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: svg to/from embroidery converter
Replies: 75
Views: 62933

Re: svg to/from embroidery converter

Hey! Somebody else with the same interests :) Would be interesting to discuss algorithms
by knobba
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9368

Re: Zigzag fill

Now I realize that both the hatch effect and the netting extension will be useful. The hatch effect for satin fill in one direction, the netting extension to have the direction of the zigzag follow the object. Here's an work-in-progress image of an elephant motive I'm going to put on a textile gift ...
by knobba
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9368

Re: Zigzag fill

Ah - now the bending works. I had deselected bend in the path effect editor and then the bending diamond didn't respond. :mrgreen:
by knobba
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9368

Re: Zigzag fill

sunaden wrote:I made a 'netting' extension that netting nodes 1, n, 2, n-1, 3, n-2.....with a string line.

Thank you for the idea. I find syllie's solution more flexible for the zigzag fill, but this netting effect is certainly something that could work well for embroidery.
by knobba
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9368

Re: Zigzag fill

syllie wrote:What about a Live Path Effect?

Wonderful! Even better than I had hoped for. Thank you! Great tutorial also. Love the hatch effect.

I did not get the bending to work, though. Which is the reference point? I tried extreme positions with the bend-diamond, but couldn't see any bending.
by knobba
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: svg to/from embroidery converter
Replies: 75
Views: 62933

Re: svg to/from embroidery converter

ffaat wrote:There are similar efforts to create vinyl cutter files from Inkscape to escape the proprietary software used for those. (The inkscape vectors are turned into paths the cutter blade follows)

I would think there is much in common between the two.

Sounds like there is similarities, yes.
by knobba
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9368

Re: Zigzag fill

The heathenx's tutorial shows how to create zigzag with one width only. I have used the same technique with pattern along path to get this type of zigzag, but now I need zigzag that stretches out between two paths. Thanks for trying to help, I really learned some new things during the tutorial :)
by knobba
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Inkscape & other
Topic: svg to/from embroidery converter
Replies: 75
Views: 62933

Re: svg to/from embroidery converter

I am talking about software to prepare files that stitch by stitch tell an embroidery machine where to put the needle. Here is an example on a machine embroidery which you certainly not would sew by hand. And the basis for this embroidery is an embroidery file conisisting of straight line element ve...

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