Author Topic: The Scan n cut machines interpretation of svg file objects as a group  (Read 348 times)

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Richard

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Hi, I think there is a possible need for a svg to fcm converter too.

If you take an svg via usb into the ScanNCut machine it groups all the objects and refuses to recognise them as anything but one object.

The same file converted to fcm by importing into Canvas works without this issue.

With you understanding of what differs between fcm & svg do you think there is either a way of getting around this and staying with the svg format or is conversion always going to be required in the cases where object manipulation is desirable (I.e. positioning objects to best use an already partially used bit of cutting material or using the machines ability to sort objects to squeeze the most out of material)

Any input would be wonderful !!

Many thanks for such a useful converter.

Richard

The Wizard

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Cutter Controller can read SVG files, and export them as FCM http://www.ideas-r-us-software.uk/Downloads.aspx#CutterController

It still may not stop the problem of all the shapes in the drawing being grouped.

Brother have imposed an artificial limitation on the number of shapes a drawing (300 or 600 for the machine, and 1000 for Canvas) can have, so has decided not to have an un-grouped function for imported files.

With an SVG file, you could try un-grouping them and saving them, before importing into the ScanNCut.


Ian
Ian Wadsworth (MEng Software Engineering)

Ketters

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Why exactly was this limitation imposed, Ian?

The Wizard

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I've no idea why Brother imposed the limitation of the number of ungrouped shapes in a drawing.

Ian
Ian Wadsworth (MEng Software Engineering)

 

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