Thank you for your input. I will try to put your insights into practice tomorrow.
You are likely not looking for a conversation about my learning curve and I don’t want to presume on your generosity…
I am making a scale model of a house I built 35 years ago. I first drew the house 1 to 1 ratio in AutoCad. That’s typical for architectural renderings. My model is close to 1/2” = 1’-0”. I made a to scale physical ruler for my model. I have been scaling down my original drawing to the scale of the model. If I want an 80” high door it’s closer to 3 1/8” when done “to scale”.
From what you have said, I did not need to redraw the parts to the smaller scale. It might have worked to use the 80” high door as easily as the 3 1/8” version. Once imported into the glowforge workspace I could scale the 80” version down to 3 1/8” as easily as taking the miniature 3 1/8” drawing I imported and had to “scale up”.
Anyway… I like doing original things and learning how to do them is just part of the process.
I believe someone told me that .pdf files are better than .svg because it is easier to designate cut, score and etch in the same file. I will need to look that up. I will need to learn how to create, import and print etched surfaces. The svg files have not worked for this and your comment leads me to believe that that file format for engraving May be the problem.
Sorry for rambling…
This machine is going to get used.
I appreciate you taking time to assist me in this learning phase. I hope to one day pass on the blessing to others.
I’ve been able to create the windows and doors. Interior walls are next.