Converting a line drawing to cut and engrave

Sorry still learning! I seem to have to find a solution every time I use the machine! ANYWAY my son would like to cut out and engrave this drawing. Cut out the red line and engrave the black. What kind of conversion do I need to do to make this work?stupidguy4

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Which software program are you using?


Hopefully someone who uses Inkscape will see your post and be able to help you.

The drawing is a good candidate for the Trace Tool in the Glowforge interface. There’s a tutorial here on how to use it:

You might want to darken the lines everywhere (the red ones) and just engrave those too. The cut line will be placed just outside of them when you click according to the instructions in the tutorial.


We’re happy to help you while you learn! I see @Jules already provided some great advice. Thanks Jules!

Please let us know if you were able to set up and print your son’s drawing.


It’s been a little while since I’ve seen any replies on this thread. I hope your project turned out well. If you still need help with this please either start a new thread or email us directly at