Double lines

This forum is for general discussion regarding VCarve Pro

Double lines

Postby andyrud » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:21 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am new to all this.

When I open a vector file I downloaded from shutterstock or someone else the single line item has two lines when it is opened in my Vcarce Desktop software. Is there a way to make the double lines a single line? I need a single line so I my CNC machine can cut "on" the line and not carve between the lines. I am making small pieces and when it cuts both lines the design is destroyed. Any help would be appreciated.

Hope all is well with you,
Andy R
andyrud
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Model of CNC Machine: BOBSCNC E-3

Re: Double lines

Postby TReischl » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:53 pm

The double lines are caused by the tracing algorithm used just so you know.

Those types of files usually have other issues as well. Not sure what kind of software you have but what you could try doing is offsetting either the inside lines or the outside lines by half the distance between them and then erasing the original ones.

I would recommend that you decide first to go inside or outside and then erase the ones you are not using first. Good luck!
"If you see a good fight, get in it." Dr. Vernon Jones
User avatar
TReischl
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 2863
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Leland NC
Model of CNC Machine: 8020 Build 48X36X10 RP 2010 Screenset

Re: Double lines

Postby SteveNelson46 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:11 pm

I'm not sure of what software was used to trace or whether you did the tracing but Corel Draw has a "Centerline Trace" tool that works pretty good most of the time.
Steve
User avatar
SteveNelson46
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 542
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:43 pm
Location: Tucson, Az.
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Stinger with Recoil Lathe


Return to VCarve - General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kilrabit and 38 guests