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New post with updated informations here. Maybe I will find some time tomorrow to look into it again. Why not try sending complex drawings in parts of maybe 10, or lines instead of all at once? Every time you re-install windows you have to spend 70 Euros or 50 Euros for an update for the same software again. Inkscape and Plotters, the 3rd.

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Maybe I will find some time tomorrow to look into it again. This demonstrates the path to plot with and without the Tool Offset correction.

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Hi, first, let me thank you for your great work. Lnkscape can now send the Data to the serial interface by itself. I can also confirm the problem with random cuts through the drawing, making it impossible to finish even a single piece. I just checked the most recent Inkscape version with our Helo cutter.

This new export will be officially included in Inkscape 0. This comments section is now closed, please add your comments to this post from now on: And the knockout argument against InkCut is that it does not run under Windows.

Maybe the Helo needs a pause, or a reconnect every x lines? Or to be precise: Every time you re-install windows you have to spend plktter Euros or plotte Euros for an update for the same software again. Why not try sending complex drawings in parts of maybe 10, or lines instead of all at once?

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And 6MB of cache cannot be filled so quickly with baud. Overcut and Tool Offset correction.

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Both features are vital when plotting on a Swivel Knife Plotter That is the most common type of Plotter. 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: I will also try it again with Linux instead of Windows, and by sending the code directly through a serial connection.

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:. Hi Juliane, yeah, i have an Helo plotter also, they are the cheapest china crap.

What happens if you send your testfile continously, as if it was a drawing with three, four or fifty times the nodes? Since the knife is dragged behind, the path on the right will result in sharp edges on the plot:.

I ;lotter the total amount of nodes should be no problem at all, as long as the cutter processes every command on ijkscape one-by-one basis. 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.

Hi TimeWaster, I do not think this is the real problem, as it appears with my Helo already with a relatively simple snowflake maybe ?

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Without those features the drawing will look like Comic Sans because the knife is dragged around, also plotyer plot will most of the time not be closed and stick to the rest of the foil. And even if some users manage to do so it is missing some major features that are not compatible with windows. This is simply much too complicated for plotteer users. Inkscape and Plotters, the 3rd.

Most are very expensive, and then there is InkCut.

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If that is really the cause of our problem you should be able to provoke the faulty behaviour that way. I do not think this is the real problem, as it appears with my Helo already with a relatively simple snowflake maybe ? I added all the features i found missing and even added a nice little feature which raises the convenience a lot: The existing HPGL export of Inkscape is very basic, and i found that it is missing two important features: Of course it is a standard chip, but maybe the implementation or connection to the rest inside of the Helo is faulty.

On first glance it is a bit intimidating, but every feature has a Tool Tip to help you understand what it does:.

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