It's cutting cut line 2 times when I have it set as 1

#1

Ornament.zip (370.9 KB)

I put a JPG file into Inkscape to convert it to a SVG to cut it out on the Glowfore.
After loading it into Inkscape I clicked Path, Trace bitmap. Then in the pop up window I clicked colors, scans 2, smooth, stack scans, remove background, update, ok. I changed the color to blue. Then seperated the images. I deleted the black one. Then saved as SVG.

The I uploaded it to the Glowforge. I using Maple plywood. I set the thickness to .189. Settings are cut, speed 170, full power, 1 pass.

BUT when it cut it does 2 passes. What am I doing wrong?

#2

Your lines are actually two lines on either side of filled space. I have to leave and can’t fix it for you or point to the solution. Here is what it really looks like.
Ornaments

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#3

When you loaded it into Inkscape and clicked on Trace Bitmap, it takes the jpg and converts any image to a two sided line, one path on the outside and one path on the inside. Therefore Glowforge sees it as two lines and cuts both of them. I didn’t open your image but I bet if you zoom in on your Inkscape image you will see two lines.

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#4

I thought this may be the problem. Any ideas on how to fix this.

#5

I don’t use inkscape, but in other programs I would try to open the file and carefully select and delete the inside spaces, then save and try again. I think it’s much the same in inkscape.

#6

Switch to View Outline Mode. Select all and then Path Break apart. Then delete all the inner sets of lines. Or outer sets or whichever looks best.

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#7

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This worked perfectly. This was driving me crazy. I’ve only had my Glowforge a week. I am familiar with Photo Shop but I’ve only been using Inkskape for a few weeks. I have lots to learn. This forum is great.

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#8

Thanks for the answer @marmak3261, that’s right. I’m going to close this thread - if you have another question, go ahead and post a new topic.

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