Both features are vital when plotting on a Swivel Knife Plotter That is the most common type of Plotter. And the knockout argument against InkCut is that it does not run under Windows. Now the HPGL export is full featured, easy to use, and does nearly the same things that very expensive software does. New post with updated informations here. Maybe I will find some time tomorrow to look into it again.
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Without those features the drawing will look like Comic Sans because the knife is dragged around, also the plot will most of inmscape time not be closed and stick to the rest of the foil. Overcut and Tool Offset correction.
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And even if some users manage to do so it is missing some major features that are not compatible with windows. What happens if you send your plotrer continously, as if it was a drawing with three, four or fifty times the nodes? This demonstrates the inkscpe to plot with and inkscaape the Tool Offset correction.
After thinking about the problem for a while, I found there may be some other possible sources for the erroneous behaviour besides a completely faulty firmware inside of the Helo: Every time you re-install windows you have to spend 70 Euros or 50 Euros for an update for the same software again.
I will also try it again with Linux instead of Windows, and by sending the code directly through a serial connection.
Now the HPGL export is full featured, easy to use, and does nearly the same things that very expensive software does. This new export will be officially included in Inkscape 0. inksxape
I think the total amount of nodes should be no problem at all, as long as the cutter processes every command on a one-by-one basis. Hi, first, let me thank you for your great work.
I added all the features i found missing and even added a nice little feature which raises the convenience a lot: All this points made me search for alternatives. Or to be precise: Inkscape and Plotters, the 3rd.
After doing a ton of research i realized two important points: And the knockout argument against InkCut is that it does not run under Windows. inkecape
Appears to have gone between these revisions: Maybe I will find some time tomorrow to look into it again. I just checked the most recent Inkscape version with our Helo cutter. And 6MB of cache cannot be filled so quickly with baud.
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I do not think this is the real problem, as it appears with my Helo already with a relatively simple snowflake maybe ? Hi Juliane, yeah, i have an Helo plotter also, they are the cheapest china crap. Since the knife is dragged behind, the path on the right will result in sharp edges on the plot:.
It can now send the Data to the serial interface by itself. In my short experience the error always appears exactly in the same place of the drawing, which hints at either a code generation problem, or a special combination of characters, that gets misinterpreted by the Helo. Both features are vital when plotting on a Swivel Knife Plotter That is the most common type of Plotter. It only runs under Windows after installing tons knkscape Python Software in an specific fashion.
Hi, I notice in the most recent versions of inkscape 0. Why not try sending complex drawings in parts of maybe 10, or lines instead of all at once?
Of course it is a standard chip, but maybe the implementation or connection to the rest inside of the Helo is faulty. This comments section is now closed, please add your comments to this post from now on: New post with updated informations here.
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I can also confirm the problem with random cuts through the drawing, making it impossible to finish even a single piece. I will try your file and report back. Hi TimeWaster, I do not think this is the real problem, as it appears with my Helo already with a relatively simple snowflake maybe ?