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I'm using a laser cutter a lot now for making scale theatre scenic design models. I do all my drafting in Vecotworks and have to jump through some 3rd party hoops to convert to svg. A direct svg export that supports basic colors  (red = cutting, black = raster etching and blue = vector etching)  would be AN AMAZING  new feature for me. I saw this discussed in General and that someone at VW was researching it, but I wanted to signal boost that request.

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7 hours ago, Lee Keenan said:

I'm using a laser cutter a lot now for making scale theatre scenic design models. I do all my drafting in Vecotworks and have to jump through some 3rd party hoops to convert to svg. A direct svg export that supports basic colors  (red = cutting, black = raster etching and blue = vector etching)  would be AN AMAZING  new feature for me. I saw this discussed in General and that someone at VW was researching it, but I wanted to signal boost that request.

I agree. I also make models (product replicas) with super photo realistic high res textures and cutting it out with a cutter. My solution is to compile the high res textures with cutting lines, alignment marks, and scoring lines,  dividing it into classes, and then exporting it as a PDF in scale 1:1. I then open it in Affinity Designer, which imports the model perfectly while maintaining the class structure, and then export as SVG into the cutter driver and the graphics to the printer. Works very well. Affinity Designer can be described as something similar to Adobe Illustrator, but for a very modest price. 

 

Picture: Real product, paper model, 1.5 meter high fabrics skin model. 

 

 

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