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I have a Silhouette Cameo that will import .svg files.  However, when I export a job that has four layers for some reason it will not pick up all the layers.  I have started a new thread asking for help on this.  Will see.  Like you I bought this program thinking it would work with Cameo and allow me to create in AD and use Sil or post on my website.  If I design in Sil it will not allow me to export it in svg.  I hope they fix that with Design studio 4 is release to work with new feature of Cameo machine version 3.

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I'm testing the beta for my workflow - I'm an Illustrator/CutStudio/RolandGX-500 cutter user, and it's very impressive. Challenges I've come across so far are the amount of points generated when an line/object is outlined, and CutStudio which currently doesn't accept Designer eps/svg files.

 

First issue, my cutter has a point limit - in Illustrator you can use the Simplify tool (I find it inaccurate and fiddly) to take points away - if you can do this in preferences or setup I've not found it. I haven't found a workaround for this in the Designer beta yet, so apologies if it exists (I suspect not, as I've only ever come across the need to do this when working with a cutter), plus, more modern cutters may not have this issue (any expert advice out there?)

 

Secondly, I've approached Roland as a customer asking them to modify/create cutting software that will work with Designer files, and I encourage anyone considering using Designer in this way to do the same with their suppliers - there has to be a better way and if the price is right, Designer is looking like a very fine replacement for Illustrator indeed.

 

Well done Affinity! Nearly there...

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Hi to all 

Like so many of you out there ...Love Affinity Designer,BUT my Roland CutStudio software does not like the EPS file it creates. There is no fix as far I can see browsed the net and spoke with another AD user and NOPE no real fix as yet...

Well I have found a workaround ...If you have a copy of the Vectric Vcarve Pro software this could work for you ( it seems to work for me)  

The workflow is.

Design the object in Affinity Designer and save it as a SVG file ..Import this SVG file into the Vectric VCarve Pro software.  Then export it as an AI file and now you have a file that will work in CutStudio.......

Cheers from Australia

 

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Hi all,

I know this thread was created some time back? Just wondering if there has been any developments as to whether affinity is now more adaptable with vinyl cutters? I'm a newbie to the affinity world and vinyl world so the cutters I've been looking at are the GCC expert and also the GCC AR? Any ideas or advice? I use a MacBook pro?

Thanks in advance for any advice please?

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Hi,

I am a mac man and struggled to get AD to talk to Roland GX 24, however just downloaded trial AD for windows and was able to print direct to plotter.

 

Paddy

 

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