New to lasers and new to illustrator. I’ve been using photoshop for years, but never had a need for illustrator, until now. I just received my Glowforge yesterday and I love it already. I only did 3 parts, but it will be a great addition to my maker cave.
How do I make lines different thicknesses when I import my svg into the Glowforge. Everything looks good in illustrator, but when I put it in the Glowforge app, the lines are all thin lines and when I change the line I want to be engraved, it engraves a whole circle.
The red line is a cut, the blue line should be engraved that wide, and the green line is a score.
If you want to engrave that blue line and have it show up at the thickness you’re seeing in Illustrator, select it then object > path > outline stroke.
Applying a width to a stroke doesn’t actually change the vector path in Illustrator, which is why the GFUI sees it as a thin line. Outlining the stroke converts it to a vector object that the GFUI can recognize.