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Harryz

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Do I need Inkscape also or just T2?
« on: January 07, 2018, 03:14:03 PM »
Can I just use T2 for everything for my A3 with 2.5 watt laser or should I have something else installed like Inkscape as well. If I need something like Inkscape installed also, why?
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nottingham82

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Re: Do I need Inkscape also or just T2?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 03:46:51 PM »
no you dont need inkscape.  I use inkscape pretty regularly though.  I use it to create new art.  Make accurate vector files when I need to measure things and have it be as measured.  When I want to do multiple projects on one burn (ie 6 coaster with different designs all at once).  When I want to create a bw image from a color one and it isnt importing just right so I want more control.  But you can do most of that in t2 sketch.  I just got used to inkscape and its easier for me to draw things out in my nice warm office before running out to my freezing cold (you know like 50-60 degrees cuz its california) garage to start a burn.
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Re: Do I need Inkscape also or just T2?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 06:31:54 PM »
Hey. We hit a heat wave here. It is 24F!!!!! The last three weeks were -5 to -25F
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