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svg to dxf changes details

Postby knobba » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:09 pm

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 exporting to dxf, but as others seem to get it right I will learn what to do to make it correct - or is it a bug?

The threads I've found blames the tracing performance or something else, but that is not at least my problem as I'm not using tracing here.

When I export to dxf I use these settings as I've found recommended:
svg2dxfSettings.png
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And here is the original and the resulting dxf. I cannot see the dxf problems before I reopen the file in Inkscape or Silhouette Studio.
svg2dxfProblems.png
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What am I doing wrong? I'm fed up with this. It's details and I often don't discover the problems before I have cut the design and wasted some paper or vinyl.

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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby v1nce » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:33 pm

Which version of inkscape ? Which platform ? Upload your original svg...

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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby knobba » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:30 am

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.
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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby v1nce » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:53 am

no special problem here (0.91 ubuntu)
it is a bit offseted after export/import as dxf (and the width looks thinner) but it looks like the original
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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby knobba » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:30 am

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.

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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby hulf2012 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:12 pm

Hello
I was hoping this question was already solved, but I watched your last comment.

I'm attaching my results in my system, which it's also Ubuntu. I made around 4 tests. In the first test the results were similar to your results. The circle was drawn in a non perfect way when exported to dxf. In other tests using the LWpoly option the results were better but the circle was divided in several segments.

In this 4th test I added more points to the circle. When exported, the circle maintained a circular shape, but for one reason the hearts exported smoothed.

So, I give up :(

- Have you checked in the Inkscape's bugs page something related? Please follow the links that appear in Inkscape.org
- Why do you need to use the ROBO... option? In which manual or webpage does it say that. Maybe better results appear when that option is unchecked
- You can also export to plt format or hpgl format. Maybe your hardware can use those other formats
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If you have problems:
1.- Post a sample (or samples) of your file please.
2.- Please check here:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.html
3.- If you manage to solve your problem, please post here your solution.

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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby tylerdurden » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:00 pm

I usually have best results with no options checked in the export dxf panel.
2016-08-02_07-59-06.png
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looks ok here on my win 8.1 system
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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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:16 am

P.S.

I did see the issue when polyline was checked, so I'd go with no boxes checked.
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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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby knobba » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:20 am

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 is how Silhouette Studio interpret the dxf files. An example to illustrate my conclusion here:

Original svg and re-opened dxf files in Inkscape show an error in the file with Robo option selected
inkscapeDxfWheel.png
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And then these dxf files opened in Silhouette Studio both with different errors:
SilhouetteDxfWheel.png
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So I guess the problem is out of the scope of this forum... And I will have to keep adding a bunch of extra nodes to preserve the details.
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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:36 am

You might consider the upgrade to the cutter software. It claims to accept svg files.

http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/printe ... n-overview
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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Re: svg to dxf changes details

Postby knobba » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:24 am

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 :)


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