Benbox Laser Machines/CO2 Lasers/3D Printers

Software => T2 Engraving => Topic started by: GD George on November 17, 2019, 02:36:34 PM

Title: .dxf file size
Post by: GD George on November 17, 2019, 02:36:34 PM
Is there a limit to the dxf file size?  Mine is pretty big and T2 is "not responding" sometimes.  I think I've finally figured out the output settings in Inkscape but the file is 12 megs -- too large to attache here. The .svg is 2,147K so it's large as well.

I can zip 'em up, or post to my server if someone wants to look at them. But I think I'm missing something basic.


Thanks,
Jerry

Title: Re: .dxf file size
Post by: Zax on November 17, 2019, 02:46:32 PM
There has to be something wrong for a DXF to be that large, but no there's not a size limit however make sure DXF optimizer is disabled.
Title: Re: .dxf file size
Post by: GD George on November 17, 2019, 04:04:34 PM
It's not T2. I waited it out this time and the .dxf looks like it's got z-axis depth or something.  (see attached.) I think it's an Inkscape issue, probably when I convert to paths... I have an article somewhere that I need to look at.
Title: Re: .dxf file size
Post by: GD George on November 17, 2019, 04:05:14 PM
And by "Inkscape issue," I mean seat | keyboard interface issue...
Title: Re: .dxf file size
Post by: Zax on November 18, 2019, 05:07:34 AM
Either disable LWPolyline in the Inkscape export or upgrade to the latest version of T2Laser. There's a known bug in that exporter but I put a workaround in my loader to compensate.
Title: Re: .dxf file size
Post by: GD George on November 24, 2019, 08:10:19 AM
Thanks Zax. That helped a bit. How do I change the resolution for the circles.  Or is that too an Inkscape issue?  I'm getting lots of g-code when I thought I should get a much simpler version...  Oh, wait. I wonder if I created the paths correctly.  This would be easier in CAD, but I'm trying to use in Inkscape because of the graphic content.

Jerry
Title: Re: .dxf file size
Post by: Zax on November 24, 2019, 12:18:35 PM
It doesn't matter as circles will be broken up into straight segments to output to the laser anyway, this will still appear to be a smooth curve but the motors are just moving in small segments.