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Apr 11, 2009

Cricut (SCAL?) Tester Wanted

I might have cracked the file conversion problem (I have Craft Robo, not Cricut) but I need someone to try the SVG file I created. I think you need SCAL to use an SVG file on the Cricut, right?

Anyone out there willing to try this on your Cricut and see what it does?

Here's what I want to know: first off, does it load and cut? What happens to the text...does it stay as text or does the Cricut try to cut it? If so, can you remove it before cutting?

Download file here.

Report back by leaving a comment on this post, okay?

That was fast!

Thanks, Angela, for the information about text. I will update the file to remove the text. I think this means that if you have SCAL and Inkscape, you can load ANY of the files I have provided in PDF form, remove the text, save as SVG, and cut on your Cricut. BONUS files!

3 comments :

angelamclean said...

Hello,
Great post!
I have Sure Cuts A Lot (Scal) and a Cricut Expression. Love them both.
SCAL will send everything that is on the screen to be printed, including the words. To remove surplus SVG stuff, you need to first download into something like inkscape (free s'ware but not mega intuitive...) and remove the vectors/ lines that are not required. Best bet is to use the SVG purely for the cuts and add a separate instruction file if needed...
Hope this helps...
Angela. xxx

Dr. Russ said...

Does any of this work with Xyron Wishblade? Just curious if anyone has tried this? Thank--russ

cpeep said...

Dr. Russ,
As I understand it, Wishblade is the exact same machine as a Craft Robo. You just need to install RoboMaster on your computer and use the GSD files. RoboMaster is a free download from Graphtec, the manufacturer.

http://www.graphtecamerica.com/imaging_software/ROBOMaster-Pro/ROBOMaster-Pro-V4.4.zip

You can also open DXF files--but they come in TINY TINY and have to be resized.

Carol