White Space being Engraved


#1

I have been working on this overwatch medallion. The Goal is to have the pink area engraved, the white ignored, the yellow slightly engraved at 20% and the black line cut.

For some reason it does not recognize the white space in the shape and engraves the entire object.

Please help.


#2

Fill is always engraved. You have to punch out the shape if you don’t want it.


#3

It’s not fill. It is punched out. Thank you for replying so fast


#4

What program are you using? (There’s a winding issue on CorelDraw SVGs.)


#5

I am in fact using Corel


#6

That’s it. (And i’m not a Corel user, but someone can pop in here and tell you how to set it correctly so that it actually punches out the results.)

Or you can save it as a PDF and that should work.


#7

Is it possible you have to shapes there? The punched circle and the punch itself.


#8

I learned to just copy into Inkscape, save as an SVG, then send to the GF.


#9

Halclay I was just gonna try that.

Thank you all so much!


#10

Didn’t work. I just don’t get it. I have 15 years exp with Corel this shape is definitely punched out LOL.


#11

Medallion

here is the svg if anybody wants to take a look at it for me


#12

Try the PDF. Or you need to make sure the winding rules are all going the same way. (I think…like I said, not a CorelDraw user.)

Looked at it in AI - looks like the winding issue.

Here’s the file slightly massaged:

Thing1.zip (1.1 KB)


#13

Your yellow area isnt punched out of the black background.

Inkscape:

Ungroup everything.
Select yellow.
copy.
select yellow and backing black.
path->difference [yellow will disappear]
paste in place. [yellow reappears]

voila.

fixedoverwatch.zip (1.7 KB)

[basically what @lairdknox said.]


#14

Thank you again for the help. Very appreciated.

The PDF worked without any adjustments, but I did notice the yellow problem once I had the magenta problem resolved.

Love this community!


#15

Thanks Evan for the file!


#16

Thank you Jules!


#17

Here is your original in outline view:

there were some weird overlapping compound shapes from the outline, which looks to have been an expanded stroke.

Breaking the compound shapes, removing the outermost circle, and making a fresh compound path from the components gave me this:


and here is the SVG

oh, and now I see I’m way too late.


#18

Several of us had nothing to do at the moment. :smile:


#19

lol!!!

Thanks!


#20

Are you familiar with fill rules?

Right now the Glowforge has a bug where it only supports the non-zero winding rule in SVGs. If an SVG contains a path that uses the even-odd rule the Glowforge treats it as if it used the non-zero winding rule, often with disastrous results. :frowning:

Both rules are part of the SVG specification so they both should work, but it’s broken in the Glowforge software and so far they’ve been completely silent about when/if they’re going to fix it. :frowning: