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Not engraving as a continous line. 4 months 3 weeks ago #5688

  • shaun750
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I've made a Spirograph pattern in illustrator,that is a continuous line,but when i import it into Engravelab,as a PDF,which usually works great,it breaks up the line,it also asks me to weld it,but that doesn't seem to help.
I've always got the exact answer i asked for in the past...fingers crossed :)
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Not engraving as a continous line. 4 months 3 weeks ago #5689

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can you attach the file?
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Not engraving as a continous line. 4 months 3 weeks ago #5690

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Thanks in advance :)
Maybe i'm not allowed to post a file on this account? I couldn't remember my details of the old one,and dont use that email add..
Here is a link to the file
www.dropbox.com/s/3poi196o70yl29l/spiragraph.eps?dl=0
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Not engraving as a continous line. 4 months 3 weeks ago #5691

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It seemed to import reasonably fine for me.
Go file /Import, and make sure there is NO checkmark in Thick Lines.

The file imports seemingly with no color.
I just hit F3 for Select All, and clicked on the color black
I took off View/Show fill and the drawing is basicly exactly correct.
I am using EngraveLab 9.1

What are you planning on doing with this file, cut it as is?
Or Weld it into one piece.
Or print it?
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Not engraving as a continous line. 4 months 3 weeks ago #5692

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Thanks Frank, will try that, I've had some success,in the mean time,but still don't doing exactly what I think it should be doing(i thought maybe if I gave it a damn good thrashing it might work?).
I'm actually a hand engraver(mostly hobo nickels,and love tokens),but computer engraving got me into that,now ive started messing with my old machine again,just playing really.

What i think i can almost recreate with my old dhalgren wizzard is the effect of a rose engine,but that would take a lot of time,and trial an error on my part.It's built like a tank.
This will explain all i think
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