I get the error "Filled Shape is Open"

I am frustrated - this exact same set of paths and text was cut and etched absolutely fine in December. Sad.


SVG from illustrator:

app.glowforge specific to this.


I don’t even understand how to make this “simpler” as a shape. I mean - It is a couple paths and some text and the paths are super simple.

I downloaded the SVG and it looks good. If that is an error message from the Glowforge, that is a new notification and indicates that a new functionality is implemented. Before an open filled path just processed and whatever happened, happened. Might be something coming out of the hopper.

I didn’t turn on my Glowforge, but I was able to open it in the GFUI with no errors.

I’ll keep poking around on it.

Can you post a screen shot of the file in the GFUI and the error message?


If you look in the in Layer 1 you’ll find a single path that is probably causing the problem. Remove that path and export again and you’ll probably be fine. The path is the one highlighted below.



woot. you got it. thanks!


Thanks for the help @hansepe. I’m going to close this thread - if the problem reoccurs, go ahead and post a new topic.

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