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6581punk

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OLED case SVG issue?
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:12:12 PM »
I've just had a message from RazorLab where I was getting my Preen case made. Not sure what they're on about?

"I have noticed that your svg file still has the weird shape instead of the proper circle and two holes. I was wondering if you could send me the eps version of your latest order so I can cut it without the anomaly like last time."

I don't know if they mean the last time I had a Preen case done or if someone else has had one made their before?

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 02:22:46 PM »
I've seen an example of the problem, the MIDI socket holes go a bit pear shaped.

I've sent them an EPS version I exported from Inkscape which looked better, fingers crossed.

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 09:03:17 PM »

Ponoko powered companies (razorlab, formulor) seem to not really accept Inkscape svg file dispite they claim they do.
I've ordered an old version of CorelDraw and i hopefully will be able to provide SVG files they can read.

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I've seen an example of the problem, the MIDI socket holes go a bit pear shaped.

What have you seen ? with what app ?


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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 09:50:18 PM »
They sent me a picture of the file once loaded into their system.

I've exported the SVG as EPS with Inkscape, so maybe it will be okay now? I had to change some option though as it was converting bits of it to bitmap.

It all went quiet after then, so I can hope that it's okay. I'll find out tomorrow. Never had issues before.

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 10:21:46 PM »

Interesting, let me know...
Did you get normal "making price" (in addition to the price of the sheet) for the box ?




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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 11:50:17 AM »
They've said the file is fine now.

The only export option I changed was "Rasterize filter effects", I unchecked that.

I've had no complaints from them about the price, it is about £20 shipped. I've gone for a single colour case.

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 12:28:00 PM »
i initially had this problem with razorlab something wrong with the svg file have already sent them a new one

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 02:15:37 PM »
That's exactly what they showed me, but in bitmap form.

I can only assume there's some attribute set in the SVG which usually gets ignored but isn't on their system?

Since you've had the non OLED version made it must be the same quirk in both files.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 02:17:29 PM by 6581punk »

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 11:27:45 PM »

Thanks for the feedback.

Martin, your PreenFM2 looks Great !
White box + black letters + this classic green LCD ! Nice choice.

How did you do the black letters ?

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 12:05:19 PM »
thanks Xavier, low-fi method, permanent marker then wipe excess off with a cloth

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 01:09:17 PM »
I've had nothing but problems with Inkscape when it comes to this stuff.  An old version of Corel is the way to go for CAM graphics. It does HPGL natively  also so you can do CNC engraving with it.  I'll usually switch to that from illustrator if I have a laser cut job that the ponoko bot doesnt like

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 12:41:19 PM »
My case arrived today and is perfect. Inkscape works, but export to EPS and switch off the settings as mentioned before.

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 01:36:26 PM »

The EPS export works ?
That's really good to know.  :D

I received my old version of Corel Draw but the ramp up is not easy... I'm really confortable with InkScape.
I'll try it, thanks for the feedback.

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2014, 10:16:28 PM »
I'm having major issues with the inkscape SVG format

This is what the file looks like in illustrator:


And totally messed up in CorelDraw



When I export it as eps, it does show up correctly

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Re: OLED case SVG issue?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2014, 08:40:43 AM »

Hi Altitude,

I use Inkscape and it seems that the svg it exports has problems with other apps as weel as with case builders (formulor).
I'm on vacation far from my main computer, i won' be able to give you files before next sunday.
But what you can try is to install inkscape, load the svg, then "save as" eps.
Uncheck "rasterize filter effect" then you should be able to load it in corel draw... I never tried Illustrator.

For the PCB measures in Kicad, i set a small scale, then i move the cursor on the first point of the measure, press "Space" (it sets the reference point).
Then move the cursor, the distance X,Y are shown from the reference point.

Xavier