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Trying to design something in QCAD for Ponoko fabrication? Here's the flow I've used to generate Ponoko-compatible SVG files.
Created for use with QCAD.
I've chosen the Public Domain license so no one has to do silly things like credit me every single time they use the DXF files because it's a "derivative work". You're welcome to do so, but it's not expected.
Aside: I wrote this a while ago but forgot to publish it. Better late than never!
Copy the ponoko_dxf.zip file to /path/to/qcad/library
Uncompress ponoko_dxf.zip in place.
Enable "View - Toolbars - Library Browser"
Create a new design in QCAD.
In the Library Browser, select .../ponoko_dxf/ponoko_p1
Place 181mm x 181mm border at origin.
Enable "View - Toolbars - Property Editor"
Select the ponoko_p1 instance in your design.
Change the "Layer" property value from "0" to "SafeOrange_P1_181mm_181mm"
Preparing SVG for Ponoko:
Turn on/off all the layers and blocks you wish to see in your laser cut design.
Select "File - SVG Export"
Pick a .svg name for your file, e.g. mydesign.svg.
sed -f .../ponoko_dxf/qcad2ponoko.sed mydesign.svg > mydesign.sed.svg
Import "P1.svg" from the Ponoko InkScape Starter Kit.
Import "mydesign.sed.svg" and reposition to sit within the P1.svg frame.
Save As "mydesign.inkscape.svg"
Ponoko DXF Flow by clothbot is licensed under the Public Domain license.
So what's this mean?
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