Would love ability to save files directly as GSD. DXF conversion to GSD in Robomaster program does not cut files properly.

Bug #180165 reported by Cynful on 2008-01-03
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Bug Description

Would love ability to save files directly as GSD files as opposed to just DXF. The program I am using (Robomaster) for my Digital Craft Cutter (The Silhouette, manufactured by Graphtec for a company called QuicKutz) seems to be unable to consistantly transfer the DXF files properly to GSD, and those are the only files I can use in their program. As they are a big company, I am sure, though I reported the problem and directed them to potential information on the problem in the Inkscape user's mailing list, that any development on a fix, if any, will take some time to effect. I think this could be circumnavigated completely by potentially saving the files directly as GSD, as possibly proposed on the thread I read on a thread in the Inkscape User's Mailing List. (thread actually located here: http://www.nabble.com/Inkscape-and-DXF-files--td13328343.html ). Would be grateful for any information regarding the possibility of such a feature in future releases. Thank you so much, Inkscape is such a great program!

Tom Davidson (tjd-mit) wrote :

Thanks for the suggestion! See also bug 170440 for discussion of improved .dxf support ...

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
vidarino (vidarino) wrote :

I've been working on a driver for the Silhouette lately, and it's going rather great. :)

Have a look here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/171190/comments/7

Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :

    Would you be willing to post a sample svg file that you would like to have converted to dxf? If so, then I would like to try the procedure proposed in https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/192923 to see if it helps.

Aaron C Spike (acspike) wrote :

I started looking at the GSD format a while back. Although I've been stalled for a long time. The work-in-progress code live at http://code.google.com/p/cuft/ .

Rygle (rygle) wrote :

Please see https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/192923 for further discussion on improving dxf export. A patch seems to have been added to the development builds. How does this affect robomaster?

For development builds, you might like to look at http://inkscape.modevia.com/ for Windows, or cafuego.net for ubuntu

su_v (suv-lp) on 2009-10-31
tags: added: exporting
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