Importing From Inkscape

Brand new to this CNC Thang. Frustrated with trying to import a graphic that I imported into Inkscape then saved it as an SVG. When I look at the saved file on my desktop it has the e graphic on it. I hit import and nothing happens. I am doing something stupid and it should not be this hard. Can someone in simple step by step english tell me how to import an SVG from inkscape?

First, look at the graphic in Inkscape in outline view mode

View | Display Mode | Outline

Then, realize that only things which show up as closed shapes here will import — type needs to be converted to paths (Path | Object to Path), open strokes should be expanded to closed shapes (Path | Stroke to Path), pixel images should be traced/re-drawn (Path | Trace Bitmap).

If you continue to have difficulties, post the file here, or send it in to and we’ll do our best to help.

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