Python program to create SVG test patterns

I created a Python program to generate SVG test pattern files to find the best speed / power settings needed to cut different materials. It generates a matrix of squares with associated text. The text is vector so it can be scored instead of engraved to make the cut time quicker. Each test cutout is a different color so you can set its speed and power individually. Requires Python and a bit of Python knowledge to run. Get it from Github here.

Edit: Since you get to specify the values of speed & power to test, this program makes a custom test file that lets you home in on the optimal settings quickly. I wanted more targeted test files than the generic ones available elsewhere.


There are similar files available, for both cutting, scoring and engraving on new materials in the Free Files section of the forum. These files are very helpful to people testing new materials.


A+ for effort.

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