Sorry for posting here if the user list if better. And sorry about
subject if it has been talked about before. I couldn't get sourceforge
to add me to the inkscape user mail list and sourceforge was timing out
on all my archive searches with no results.
This is the right place.
I remember reading that there was a patch or something to inkscape to
support wishblade and robocraft users. Has that been integrated into
the inkscape application? Is that what the DXF is all about?
Yes, the DXF output that we currently have was made specifically for use
by wishblade and craftrobo users. This is available in the latest
stables versions of Inkscape available for download.
Wishblade users can not use DXF directly (needing the robocraft
to import DXF and change it to some sort of native (and maybe
proprietary) GSD). Is there a way to get inkscape to save images in GSD
in order to simplify the process?
I've done some work looking at the GSD format. I'm not a big time expert
in this sort of thing so I don't know exactly where to take it from
here. There are certainly some holes in my knowledge both of the GSD
format and the math that we need to convert it to SVG and back. I guess
for the most part I've been waiting for a technical individual in the
wishblade community to step in and lend a hand. I've been contacted a
few times but nothing has panned out thus far.
Ideally, I would prefer to skip bringing up the wishblade
In my set up, I do all my work in linux (GIMP/INKSCAPE) and only the
plotting in Windows. If I could do everything in linux it would
simplify the flow of work greatly. Has anyone figured out how the
craftrobo is communicated to in order to use it with common open source
linux plotting software?
Better yet, has anyone figured out how the wishblade has been crippled
in order to use it with common open source linux plotting software?
I think this could probably happen if some hacker had a wishblade
machine in their possession and felt an itch to make it work in linux.
Or perhaps if the community purchased a machine for a developer to use