Sincere apologies if this is bloody obvious, but I have a PDF of a design that I’d like to cut in 1/16 inch acrylic and it was supplied as a PDF. However, the dimensions of the PDF are incorrect, so I need to resize it accurately…I can’t figure out how to do this in Inkscape. I also have a .dxf version of the same file but when I import that to Inkscape it’s garbage…the file was exported by a friend from Solidworks…any ideas?
What version of Inkscape on what platform are you running? Are you importing it into an existing workspace? I tried the PDF and it came in only as a raster. DXF seems fine, but not sure what target dimensions are so I don’t know if it scaled correctly.
Do you get this dialog? That’s where you make your scaling.
Thanks Both!! I’m running 0.92 on a Mac. The outside dimensions should be 2.953 inches. Yes, that was the measurement given… It’s all cut, no engrave. Any idea what power setting I should use for 1/16 inch acrylic?
Hi! Once I imported the .dxf and used the ‘read from file’ for the scaling it came out perfect…not sure what I screwed up before as it came out very very tiny…anyway, now cut at full power, 150 speed for 1/16 (0.06) inch acrylic and they came out absolutely perfectly…I love my GlowForge. Thanks to everyone for their help…this forum is simply great.