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inkscape .dxf (RESOLVED)
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:50:03 PM »
Hey guys!

I'm using inkscape to convert images to .dxf files. Benbox happily accepts these files and runs them in outline mode. However, while the laser does turn on, I'm having issues with getting the laser to actually burn. Has anyone else used inkscape and benbox together successfully?
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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 02:20:28 PM »
If benbox runs and turn on the laser then any lack of burning would be
 - moving too fast
 - laser beam out of focus
 - too weak laser
 - broken laser (they can break but visually appear to work, but without having any significant power output).

So adjust your focus, tell us what wattage laser you have, how fast you run the cut and maybe that'll help narrowing it down.

I doubt its an inkscape or benbox issue if it indeed moves as you say

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 02:30:42 PM »
I have a 2.5W laser. I downloaded a different .dxf file and my laser cut it out wonderfully at a speed of 1100 and a time of 40. I'm thinking it has to be something with my inkscape .dxf file.
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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 02:52:41 PM »
Here is the file I made if anyone else wants to test it.

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 03:14:59 PM »
If benbox runs and turn on the laser then any lack of burning would be
 - moving too fast
 - laser beam out of focus
 - too weak laser
 - broken laser (they can break but visually appear to work, but without having any significant power output).

So adjust your focus, tell us what wattage laser you have, how fast you run the cut and maybe that'll help narrowing it down.

I doubt its an inkscape or benbox issue if it indeed moves as you say


You were correct I had the speed set to high. I lowed it to 500 and it works. Thank you for your help.

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 05:26:19 PM »
Now when benbox imports the .dxf file in it, it shows 2 small line instead of one solid line. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 07:43:31 AM »
It sounds like you traced an image, that is the common result.

T2Laser solves this by allowing you to select the contour, inside or outside so you only get 1 line. It isn't perfect but it works.

You can use Inkscape to delete the lines you don't need before exporting.

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 09:55:48 PM »
Thanks! I also found out that if I use color quantization, instead of edge detection, it make only one line.

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 03:35:35 AM »
Hello Everyone, I seem to be having an issue using Inkscape.dxf file with Bencut Laser. When I save the file in Inkscape as "Desktop Cutting Plotter (Autocad DXF R14)(*.dxf))" and try to open it in Benbox under tool paths, I get the following error. (.DXF File Load error. "This .dxf file is older than AutoCAD 2000. BCL does not support .dxf files older than Autocad 2000"). However, I am using the latest Inkscape 0.91 with AutoCAD r13 or newer.  According to the help file on Inkscape.

AM I missing something or saving the file incorrectly. I can, however, save the files using a different method and have to mod the gcode in notepad++, Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. TIA

P.s I think this might be in the wrong topic area, sorry about that.If you can help would still be appreciated
 
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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017, 09:40:31 AM »
Welcome to the forum @Colka...!!!

Can you please post your dxf file so I can have a look at it.

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 11:16:15 AM »
Hi all sorry was supposed to have attached it to an earlier post, apologize, my bad.... oops umm, wrong dxf that's the modded one. will post the Inkscape one now.
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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 11:25:33 AM »
That's G-code, not a DXF file.

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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2017, 11:31:51 AM »
Thank you for the welcome.

I hope this is the correct file. Sorry I attached the incorrect file
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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 11:35:32 AM »
works fine in T2.... you are planning on cutting 6mm wood?  good luck with that.  You will probably need a z axis mod.
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Re: inkscape .dxf
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 11:39:13 AM »
LoL No I will be using 3 mm craft plywood for it. using Bencut laser. However Bencut laser doesnt seem to recognise it. Keeps telling me its too old. Especially when trying to load it into the toolpaths. 
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