Problems loading files, moving, tracing, distorting vectors

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sevensmum
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Problems loading files, moving, tracing, distorting vectors

Postby sevensmum » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:10 am

hi,
i hope you can help.
i can from corel draw and was gutted to find that i could not put it onto my mac - yay when i found inkscape.
But the programme has progressivly gotten less functional since i started using it.

I am on mac os snowleopard 10.6.8 with all up to date and reinstalled xquartz and inkscape 0.48-2.

The files i have previously created are distorted when i open them, a relativley simple vector file i did will not allow b eot continue working on it and the trace function is terrible.

Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 01.04.50.png
moved once from original place when i oened the file. Moving the vecotr lines distorts the shapes...?
Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 01.04.50.png (22.24 KiB) Viewed 1278 times


Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 00.58.51.png
trace - pretty but not functional.
Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 00.58.51.png (54.33 KiB) Viewed 1278 times
Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 00.58.51.png
trace - pretty but not functional.
Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 00.58.51.png (54.33 KiB) Viewed 1278 times


Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 01.06.40.png
this is the distorted image that happens when i open the file.
Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 01.06.40.png (22.64 KiB) Viewed 1278 times


what am i doing wrong? I have wasted so much of my time trying to figure out what is happening - all advise welcome

pies and peace

xx

~suv
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Re: Problems loading files, moving, tracing, distorting vect

Postby ~suv » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:03 pm

Did you change the setting for numeric precision? The default value is 8, based on the screenshots you possibly did reduce it to a value of 2 or lower.

Relevant setting:
File > Inkscape preferences > SVG Output > Numbers > Numeric Precision: [8]

(Note: this is only a guess - based on the screenshots alone it it difficult to figure out what is happening).

sevensmum
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Re: Problems loading files, moving, tracing, distorting vect

Postby sevensmum » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:18 pm

whoa - thank you soooo much x
yes it was on 1!
have changed it and things moving fine and trace function fine too.
Its running a bit slow is there anything i can change to correct that?
I'm not a novice but am new to inkscape - can oyu point me in direction of some decent tutorials/info?

Thank you for your time and for answering so quickly

xcx

tylerdurden
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Re: Problems loading files, moving, tracing, distorting vect

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:27 am

One thing that might be happening is that stroke-only paths are being filled. Not everything between corel and Inkscape transfers well.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/


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