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Inkcut Extension

Postby skempy » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:01 pm

I have been using Inkscape for awhile and am wanting to download Inkcut. I am using Windows 8. I see that it should appear in the Extensions tab on Inkscape but doesn't appear when downloaded. How do I get it there, can anyone help please? Cheers

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby ragstian » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:01 am

Hi.

See this post on how to "install" an extension; viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17515&hilit=install+extension

If you need more help - chime back.
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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby skempy » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:30 am

Thanks for that info Ragstian. I copied and pasted the downloaded file (Inkcut-1.0.tar.gz) into the Extension folder of Inkscape but it doesn't seem to recognise it and isn't showing on the Extension tab. Do you know of anything else I can do? Thanks.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby ragstian » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:40 am

Hi

The file "Inkcut-1.0.tar.gz" is a zip (compressed) file that has to be unzipped before you copy the content into the extension folder.

Copy the inkcutext1.inx file and the inkut folder to your chosen extension folder

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby Lazur » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:47 am

Off topic:
Somehow this came into my mind, however it's vice-versa.

Unzip the .tar.gz file, and paste the .inx and .py files in the right directory.
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Script_extensions

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby ragstian » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:59 am

Hi

Lazur wrote;
Unzip the .tar.gz file, and paste the .inx and .py files in the right directory.
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php ... extensions


Normally correct, but not this time!
The Inkcut extension consists of an .inx file as normal but it also cantains a folder with neccessary support files (pyserial etc.)
The incut folder consists of:

    app folder
    consisting of;
    bin, config, gui, tests, tmp - folders
    __init__.py, main.py files

    doc folder - empty
    inkcutext.py file
    readme file
    copying - licence file.

Total number files - 58, folders - 8.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby Lazur » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:01 am

Oh ok.
Will keep that in mind if ever getting a cutter machine.
Thank's for pointing it out!

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby skempy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:10 am

Thanks for all your help but still haven't been able to get Inkcut to work. I have tried Unzipping the file but no luck. Can you download Inkcut as a separate program? Cheers.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby ragstian » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:59 am

Hi.

To my knowledge there are no way to run this standalone without Inkscape.

In order to guide you through the "installation" I need to know:

What operating system on your machine?
Where do you have Inkscape installed?

What's your level of expertice - can you create directories on your machine, can you copy directories (including sub dirs).
Can you edit python or inx files?

When I installed the extension on my system (Win7) the extension came up fine in Inkscape but when running the extension I got an error message about missing pygtk.

To install pygtk see here; http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4987&p=49964&hilit=inkcut#p49964

After getting pygtk up and running I ran into "missing cups", seems like the extension "talks" to the printer via "cups" which is a Linux system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUPS
Will have to try the extension on my Linux system.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby skempy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:03 am

Hi This sounds pretty complicated to me but would very much appreciate it if you could try to guide me through it!! I am using Windows 8 and have installed Inkscape in a new program file - C:\Graphics\Inkscape as you suggested. As a starter, where should I download Inkcut to? Cheers

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby ragstian » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:06 am

Hi

Download the extension to a temporary folder and unpack it there.

Copy the whole content to your user directory.
On my win7 system this is, C:\Users\Ragnar\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\extensions

The content of the extensions directory after the copy;

inkcutext1.inx - file
inkcut - folder, containing 68 Files, 8 Folders - rightclick the folder and select properties to verify.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby skempy » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:48 am

Hi Many thanks for that info - the extension is now there but the following error message comes up




Traceback (most recent call last):

File "inkcutext.py", line 71, in <module>

effect.affect()

File "C:\Graphics\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py", line 221, in affect

self.effect()

File "inkcutext.py", line 47, in effect

from app.main import InkscapePlugin

File "C:\Graphics\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkcut\app\main.py", line 25, in <module>

import pygtk,sys,os,logging

ImportError: No module named pygtk




When I opened the Inkcut folder it only had 59 files instead of 68 you said should be there.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby ragstian » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:03 am

Hi.

To install pygtk see earlier post in this thread.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby miketuck1287 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:30 am

hi,
I am very new to inkcut. I've been trying to get it to work but all I am getting now is this:

The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required by inkex.py and therefore this extension. Please download and install the latest version from http://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi/lxml/, or install it through your package manager by a command like: sudo apt-get install python-lxml


details:
Module use of python26.dll conflicts with this version of Python.

I'm on Windows 10 with inkcut 1.0, inkscape 0.91. thank you.

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Re: Inkcut Extension

Postby brynn » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:33 am

You're on Windows? For some reason, I thought that fantastic wrapper error only happened on Mac. Hhmmm....

In any case, this extension is fairly well out of date. There's a new one now, which is already installed in Inkscape 0.92. Or actually, the current stable version is now 0.92.1. Try Extensions menu > Export > Plot


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