Hello everyone I am running into a major issue could someone please help me I could possibly pay you for your help
I have attached a svg file and I need to cut the entire thing with a .0625 bit and according to easel the image is to small for that bit but when the svg was made everything was dimensioned out to not be smaller than .0625"
Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong and provide the process in making a new svg if that needs to be done
Here is the link to the file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_GH0rm_DIt0M085bDFLWFBPZmM
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Here’s a 1/16" × 1/16" grid on your provided svg:
As you can see, most of the text is far too small on its own. Even on the larger font, the serifs are too small for a 1/16" bit. It’s quite clear that this was not designed for a 1/16" bit as it is. If this design is scaled up to be ten times larger, then it will work for a 1/16" bit. If you want to maintain the size, all the font needs to be redesigned.
Here is a version with thicker text, however, it’s more an example that the font needs to be changed for the two first names. They won’t cut well as they are. It’s a design choice that you’d need to make.
I think this post is less useful unless I teach you how I fixed your file. I used Inkscape, a free vector manipulation program. It’s where I applied the 1/16" grid behind your image. In order to widen the closed paths that your svg contained you need to use a path tool called “Outset” [hotkey “Ctrl+)”]. Select the paths that are too narrow and use the Outset tool to widen them by 0.5644 mm (0.0222 in).
You can change the increment of the offset in the Preferences window (Shift+Ctrl+P) under Behavior->Steps. Each time to apply the outset the selected closed path(s) will expand out by the step size.
If the letters seem to be getting too fat, you can also increase their size with the scale tool, which works like any other scaling tool.
Easel doesn’t do a good job of letting us know where the problem in the file is at (not that I’ve seen at least). To find the problem, just delete parts of the drawing until the message goes away. Anything remaining is ok, the last thing deleted needs to be fixed. Fix it and repeat until it’s all fixed.
Hope that helps!
I’d carve it with a V-bit and all your worries will be gone.
Although I don’t know if easel supports this
@BillBucket - I’m trying to follow your directions, since I need to learn Inkscape, but I’m getting tripped up. I took the file that @WorkinWoods provided, I changed the fonts in use, then applied the grid and then did the Outset like you recommended. I also did Simplify on the text.
Trying to export as an optimized SVG I get the following :
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “scour.inkscape.py”, line 78, in
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py”, line 265, in affect
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py”, line 207, in getposinlayer
x = self.unittouu( xattr + ‘px’ )
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py”, line 351, in unittouu
return retval * (self.__uuconv[u.string[u.start():u.end()]] / self.__uuconv[self.getDocumentUnit()])
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py”, line 304, in getDocumentUnit
p = param.match(svgwidth)
TypeError: expected string or buffer
It looks like the exporter is having trouble with the width unit you entered somewhere. I can’t reproduce the error. Try starting with a fresh copy of the svg here and just doing the export to see if it was something you did or something wrong with your Inkscape install.
It appears to be a known bug.