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 Post subject: Layers
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:24 am 

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I am working with ecal 2 and inkscape. My project in inkscape has 2 layers. One layer is for the cut the other is for text. When I import the SVG with the 2 layers it only shows as one layer and I lose all the text. Do I have to create the text in a layer in ecal or should it be able to import the text layer? What I want to do is use the pen tool I have to draw in the text then use the cut layer to cut out each piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Layers
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:37 am 

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Location: Michigan, SCAL1; SCAL2; eCAL; Windows7 64 bit; eCAL Mavericks
Did you convert the text to Path? It won't show up in eCAL if you don't. My versions of Inkscape and eCAL1 seem to work better if I use Path/Union on the text rather than Path/Convert to Path. HTH

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 Post subject: Re: Layers
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:19 am 

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Thanks that worked. I selected the text then selected Path -> Object to Path. Then when I imported it to ecal2 the text layer shows up. Thanks a lot for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Layers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:07 am 

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Another question on this. I am cutting balsa wood and it will probably work better on the 90 degree cuts that go across the balsa grain were cut separately. Can I set up the cut to do one layer first and then the other layer?


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