Inkscape Plugin with SCAL4

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Inkscape Plugin with SCAL4

Post by AngelaL »


I have been using SCAL4 for many years (might get around to updating to 5 some time!). I also use Inkscape to design files and the SCAL plug-in to export the SVG for cutting with my Silver Bullet.

I recently had cause to re-install Windows on my laptop, which, of course, meant I had to reinstall all of my programs. At that time, I took the opportunity to install the latest version of Inkscape. However, when trying to install the SCAL extension for Inkscape, I get the message "Cannot install the extension. Unable to locate extensions folder for Inkscape" - this is despite me checking in Inkscape via Edit>Preferences and clicking to open the extensions folder to check the path, and selecting this folder when installing the plugin. It may be something to do with the fact that the Extensions folder is now located within roaming profile for Inkscape (C:\Users\*name*\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\extensions), whereas, from memory, it used to be within the Shared Folder of Inkscape in Program Files, but this is just a guess. Does anyone have any idea how to fix / get around this?

I did find a thread on the forum where someone was having the same issue with installation of the Inkscape Extension SCAL 5, but when they were asked quesions, they never replied, so there wasn't a resolution.

For further info, I'm using:-
Window 10 64bit laptop
Inkscape 1.1

If you need any further information, please let me know. Thanks!

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