Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

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Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:53 pm

Hey,

I'm trying to cut these holes out and everytime I upload my SVG which I generated in Tinkercad (I've successfully cut holes with tinkercad generated SVGs) I get the following picture with a boat load of paths criss crossing in and out!



Any help greatly appreciated! ThankS!
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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Additional picture here!
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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by WillAdams » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Please post the SVG.

You need to union things (and difference paths you want to be holes).
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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:35 pm

says svg is not allowed.

So i have to group all my holes together before grouping into the plane piece?

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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by WillAdams » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:08 pm

Rename the svg to .txt

The outline view in Inkscape needs to match what you want to cut in MakerCAM.
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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:08 pm

I'm using tinkercad, its ok to download as svg then rename the svg to text then load into makercam?

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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:10 pm

I tried that and it had the same result in makercam.

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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:11 pm

Oh ok here it is
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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by philIam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:15 pm

Im just especially puzzled that I got tinkercad svg to work before and I cut with it.

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Re: Makercam throwing in random lines... why!? Newb here!

Post by WillAdams » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:19 am

You might want to try mentioning the inconsistent behaviour to the developers of TinkerCAD.

Looking at the outline view of the .svg file in Inkscape, it matches the appearance of the file in MakerCAM, so the problem is w/ the file itself.

Tried fixing it in InkScape, but didn't get far, so exported to a .pdf and opened it in Macromedia FreeHand. Looking at it there, the file is a mess, w/ circles and curves made up of hundreds of short line segments. I cleaned it up.

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