Having trouble loading outline svg files in save as for carbide create

(Robert Dean Farrington) #1

Having trouble loading in save as for carbide create.

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(Richard Cournoyer) #2

I’m not 100% sure what you are saying…(1) but perhaps you can post your file so that we can look at it, and (2) tell us what version of CC you are using
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Having trouble loading in (Open, Import, and Save as)?

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(William Adams) #3

The community has the following notes on importing SVGs:

Note that text is not supported, so type will need to be converted to paths (Path | Object to Path in Inkscape) — save the original and re-save the version with text converted to paths under a different filename since it will be difficult to edit.

View in outline mode (View | Display Mode | Outline in Inkscape) to see what Carbide Create will import — only path geometry drawn with narrow black lines will be imported.

  • ensure that all possible paths are closed — for open paths, expand the strokes so that a fill of a closed path represents the desired appearance
  • no overlapping or intersecting geometry (if possible — overlapping geometry is often discarded)
  • no pixel images
  • some files will work more reliably when winding direction is correct (outermost path is counterclockwise, next is clockwise and alternate as needed)
  • complex structures can interfere with import — ungroup down to just paths, joining them all into a composite path will help with the above
  • some programs don’t provide a size, specifying 100% for dimensions — please edit them to specify dimensions (SVG is just XML) or open in Inkscape and resave
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