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Line Art to Create

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:01 pm
by T-train
It took some time for me to find out how to grab line-art and get to Create so I could cnc projects. After watching You-Tube it became a simple as Mom's Apple Pie".
Inkscape has a very fast method of getting this done--that is after a few try's.

Here's how I did it:
Go and get you artwork you want.
Open Inkscape and paste your drawing.
Go to "path" and click on Bitmap
In the Bitmap window click on "UpDate" then "OK"
Click on the drawing and move the "New" drawing to the side and erase the original drawing.
Move the "New" drawing back in to the window ---make sure it is all inside the box.
copy the "New" drawing and save as Inkscape SVG the default setting.
Open Create and Open your Drawing
Makes great 2D projects.

Re: Line Art to Create

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:55 pm
by bharbour
Yep...that's pretty much the way to turn a bit map into vector line work. Inkscape is an amazing piece of software. I wish it had 3D capability.

T-train wrote:It took some time for me to find out how to grab line-art and get to Create so I could cnc projects. After watching You-Tube it became a simple as Mom's Apple Pie".
Inkscape has a very fast method of getting this done--that is after a few try's.

Here's how I did it:
Go and get you artwork you want.
Open Inkscape and paste your drawing.
Go to "path" and click on Bitmap
In the Bitmap window click on "UpDate" then "OK"
Click on the drawing and move the "New" drawing to the side and erase the original drawing.
Move the "New" drawing back in to the window ---make sure it is all inside the box.
copy the "New" drawing and save as Inkscape SVG the default setting.
Open Create and Open your Drawing
Makes great 2D projects.

Re: Line Art to Create

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:20 pm
by madhatter
And to take it one step further, you can save that vector file as a DXF file and import it into a sketch (I use SolidWorks, so it is probably different than F360, but I am sure it can be done) and extrude that 2D sketch into a 3D model, for 3D printing.

EDIT: To do things like:
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