Making Ruler in GF - Lines Disappear

So my mom is wanting some odd numbers for rulers. I designed the rulers but when I add it to GF and tell it to engrave the numbers they disappear from the screen?? When I tell it to score I can see it… whats up with that anyone know? I am aso engraving on the reverse side so I can add paint to the numbers and they won’t fade as she uses them. Any idea why this might be happening?

I am using Silhouette Business Edition. I have saved as svg and pdf … I have converted them to path.

When I go select score I can see the lines but when I go to select engrave the lines disappear. I can see the numbers for engraving… Here is a snap shot.

You cant’s engrave a line, only cut or score.

Only enclosed shapes (or bitmaps) can be engraved.

Never heard of “GF Business Edition”.

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I have engraved lines before and I know someone who made rulers and their lines are engraved… Its Silhouette Business Edition…

Do I did a quick score on a scrap and then added paint. It’s just a scrap. I don’t understand why it scores and not engrave. Is there a way to make scoring deeper.

I also added acrylic paint. I took the tape off quickly should it sit for a while then remove tape?

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They had to have been very thin rectangles. @eflyguy is correct, you can only engrave enclosed shapes.

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Increase the power or slow the speed.

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Ok, so I did some quick experimenting. If you use the Offset Panel.
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and select your lines. then choose Offset and square corners and then specify your distance to very small (I think the with you want your lines)

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Once you do that then What I did was remove the original lines, did a fill and transparent outline. When I went into the :glowforge: interface, I was able to engrave the line as it was now an enclosed shape.

Your going to need to experiment some to get it just right.

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BTW, Love Silhouette Business Edition!

Or run more passes. Whichever method - pump more power into the engrave.