Hey community!!! I’ve posted a couple times on some cool things that my GFPro can do, but the more I start getting into my own designs the more I’m finding that the GF software is changing the size of the SVG files that I import.
For instance, I bought a file the other day and one of the files I imported was 10” x 7”, however when I imported the file into the GF software it was sized down for the cut file and the raster image was then also sized down.
I truly believe this is user error and want to see if anyone else has run into this or if there is a solution that has been posted that I may have missed in my random searching of this forum.
Sometimes the settings that you use to save your SVG file can cause changes in the size that the file is rendered. For instance in Illustrator, you have to make sure that “Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities” and Responsive are not checked.
In Inkscape, you want to make sure you are using the current version 0.92 to keep from potentially introducing errors in raster images, and set your Edit > Preferences> Bounding Box to Geometric.
Got a tutorial for saving SVG files correctly here:
I am using Adobe CC 2018 Illustrator and have an SVG that I exported was a .984 x .984 square image, however when i bring the file into the GF software by clicking on upload it loads as right around, or less than, 3/4 of an inch
Don’t know if this will help you, but I start all projects with a 12 inch by 20 inch page templet and I have never had any problems with scale. I use Inkscape, Affinity Designer and QGIS for vector work, Affinity Designer for text and Photoshop Elements for raster images, then import the files into an Inkscape 12 by 20 templet for final work.
The official recommendation is to Save As when putting it into SVG format. Save As writes the files a bit differently from what I understand.
I use the Export screen because I am usually exporting more than 1 artboard and I just like how it works for me. If you set up your preferences right in the export screen (it should remember them), you should also be ok. Knock on wood.