I have an svg file that is way too big for the bed of the glowforge. I have been trying with no success to make the individual pieces separate so that I can cut them 1 or 2 at a time. I have tried everything I know… which isn’t much. I need help! Tried to upload the file here but that did not work either.
Your cat is very large and will take 10 19x11 sheets to make at present size. I put the parts on 10 different files.
I hope you can open the ai files because the svg files do not appear to have uploaded.
If you resize, remember you will need to resize the slots to be the thickness of the wood or acrylic you are using. This is set for 3mm material.
Yeah, @nancielaing had already split it up for you into separate files above. If you need to turn them into SVG files, there is a tutorial here that tells you how to save files as SVG for whatever software you are using.
Open each individual file, then save it as an SVG. (You might also need to get rid of a few clipping paths in there, before you save it.)
And in answer to the original question, in Inkscape you will open the original file, and copy the parts into individual files that have been set up to be 19.5 " x 11". The parts that will fit on an artboard that size will fit into the Glowforge bed. Then you save them as an SVG from Inkscape, using the Plain SVG setting.