Convert fill to stroke

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hellocatfood
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Convert fill to stroke

Postby hellocatfood » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 pm

I'm using the Inkscape/Silhouette extension to use a Silhouette vinyl cutter as a platting machine.

It's really great at cutting outlines but I now want to use it to fill in shapes. To do this I imagine I would have to convert the fill into a series of strokes that the pen can follow. Is there a way to convert a fill into a series of strokes?
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Re: Convert fill to stroke

Postby ragstian » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:26 am

Hi.

For efficient plotting you would want a continuous line,
the plotter would then not need to lift the pen which slow down the plotting.

Easiest way to add hatching which is a continuous line is to use the
extensions made for the Eggbot plotter. Eggbot Overview

Link to the extensions: Extensions

Link to explanations on how to use: Howto
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Re: Convert fill to stroke

Postby hellocatfood » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:33 am

ragstian wrote:Hi.

For efficient plotting you would want a continuous line,
the plotter would then not need to lift the pen which slow down the plotting.

Easiest way to add hatching which is a continuous line is to use the
extensions made for the Eggbot plotter. Eggbot Overview

Link to the extensions: Extensions

Link to explanations on how to use: Howto


Thank you, this is exactly what I needed!
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