I imported a picture in carbide create


(Michael Walker) #1

And I looked at the example with the Star Wars coasters and my art was an svg alien and it only shows up as nodes? So I cannot create a tool path? Not like the Star Wars example can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong?


(William Adams) #2

Possible problems with SVG files:

  • embedded pixel image — these won’t import
  • unclosed polylines may lose beginning or ending segment

If you’ll post the image or a link to it, we’ll do our best to look into it.


(Michael Walker) #3

image2vectorhere it is…


(William Adams) #4

The problem is the paths are unclosed — this is indicated by their being magenta.

Select each object in turn and choose the Design | Edit Mode | Join option to close them.

https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Carbide_Create_Basics#Joining_Paths

alien.zip (460.2 KB)


(Michael Walker) #5

ok, they look normal black now …the lines at least, now how did you figure that it was that way, I’m not that experienced in it yet… and i was able to use it…

How did you change that and what do i need to do with it in the future if i run into that?


(William Adams) #6

I believe the magenta lines indicating open are covered at: http://docs.carbide3d.com/assembly/carbidecreate/video-tutorials/#manipulating-objects

As I noted:

Select each object in turn and choose the Design | Edit Mode | Join option to close them.

https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Carbide_Create_Basics#Joining_Paths


(Michael Walker) #7

Another thing now that i have it built, how are we suppose to secure the wood to the board if there are no holes? I just thought of that lol …


(William Adams) #8

You can use double-sided tape, blue painter’s tape and cyanoacrylate glue, or drill holes yourself:

or mount T-track: https://shop.carbide3d.com/collections/tools/products/t-track-table

Or work up some sort of vice or other holding system: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Workholding