Aspire import of SVG resizes the objects

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Aspire import of SVG resizes the objects

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I have a cut plan that is 11x5.25 - when I import the SVG into aspire, it gets resized to 8.75x4.25 - This is not good. please see attached
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Can you attach the SVG file? (You might have to ZIP it first to upload it). I'd like to look at the actual XML in the file.
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It's a common issue with CAD/CAM software and SVG files. SVG imports can be affected by stroke widths, DPI settings etc. It's primarily a format used for web graphics rather than CAD.

As you know what size it should be you can use the resize tool to scale it back up or use a different import format such as EPS, DXF etc.

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Surrey? I lived in Woking for 2 years. Back in the states now - missing the cold draft ciders and Friday fish and chips lunch with a pint!!!

Attached the SVG file

The DXF does import as expected. Tried that.
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I live in South Surrey now on the West Sussex border but I worked in Woking for years.

Not sure what's going on with that SVG file to be honest. It imports at tiny sizes for me into Aspire 10.5 and if I open it in my web drawing software (Xara) it comes in with lines that are 23pts wide.

As I say I generally try to avoid SVG as an import/export format for anything where size is critical. I've read on forums for lots of different CAD software people having the same issues so it's not just a Vectric problem.

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Thank you for the reply Adrian, much appreciated!

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Earlier this year I had a project that had 24 different slices that was converted to STL. Because each piece was hollow, I had to take it into ZBrush to fill each piece. The problem I had was ZBrush's size update had a bug so after making several parts twice, I started resizing in Aspire to the part I made previously. Everything was a double-sided cut. A later ZBrush update corrected the sizing problem. I also had the same problem using NetFabb.

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conleyshepherd wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:41 am
I have a cut plan that is 11x5.25 - when I import the SVG into aspire, it gets resized to 8.75x4.25 - This is not good. please see attached
If you view the SVG file in a text editor you will find out a few of things:
  • this SVG originally came from F_u_s_i_o_n 3__6_0
  • the units specified in the SVG file are centimeters
  • given the widths and heights specified in the SVG file I suspect that when exported it was not at 1:1 scale
By the way. You implied that all 3 pieces were 11x5.25 inches which can't be right. Each individual "hockey rink" shaped piece can be scaled to 11x5.25 inches.

See attached file.

EDIT: Damn you forum software for substituting "other software" for what I originally typed forcing me to use "_" characters.
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