How Do I create a Checkboard file?


#1

I am trying to create a file with checkboard, I want to engrave the lines and cut the board off the piece of wood. I create all my files in Illustrator and saved it as svg, they all work just fine. The checkboard file I created glowforge does not recognized it. If I delete all the vertical lines, it reads. If I delete the Horizontal lines, it reads as well. Once the lines cross and I create a checkboard glowforge doesn’t recognized the file. Any sugestions?


#2

Try rasterize the crossing lines.

Also keep in mind the current bed constraints of 19.5(ish) by 11(ish) inches. If your design is larger in either dimension you’ll have issues.


#3

Thank you, I need a board 10x10. I try.


#4


#5

In Illustrator, select all of the lines for the checkerboard, nothing else, and choose Object>Rasterize. Then when you Save As an SVG, make sure the radial dial button to Embed Images is selected.


#6

Thank you so much Jules, for your time and patience to tech me this!
Lys


#7

Oh no prob! (That one didn’t even require pictures! I like those!) :smile: