So I recently made the switch from creating my files in Inkscape, and am now using the latest Illustrator CC. It’s definitely been a learning curve with even just the basics. Some of the tiny issues I’ve had to research and work around in Illustrator were things like: Resizing issues when opening in GF, GF erroring when trying to upload, text not displaying, etc. I’ve overcome a lot of that, but I just hit something very new.
I’m making a bunch of key chains, so I duplicated the single key chain into a grid of 5x6 in Illustrator. This key chain has an outline to cut, a graphic, and three lines of text. It’s all grouped together in Illustrator. I export as an SVG but when I import into glowforge there is an issue:
GF is seeing the graphic as 30 different graphics, instead of 1, meaning I have to change to my special settings 30 different times (but the text is seen all as one and same with the cut rectangles). I didn’t have this issue at ALL with Inkscape and duplicating objects, and I question moving to illustrator for this work that typically took about 10 minutes to prep to now spending hours re-doing. Any suggestions?! Thank you for your input!