Maybe I will find some time tomorrow to look into it again. Or to be precise: On a Helo cutter you should activate software flow control with baud. New post with updated informations here. Regarding too many nodes at once and maybe a progress bar: I think the total amount of nodes should be no problem at all, as long as the cutter processes every command on a one-by-one basis. If that is really the cause of our problem you should be able to provoke the faulty behaviour that way.

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I can also confirm the problem with random cuts through the drawing, making it impossible to finish even a single piece. Hi TimeWaster, I do not think this is the real problem, as it appears with my Helo already with a relatively simple snowflake maybe ? And even if some users manage to do so it is missing some major features that are not compatible with windows. Hi Juliane, yeah, i plotrer an Helo plotter also, plottter are the cheapest china crap.

And the knockout argument against InkCut is that it does not run under Windows.

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Of course it is a standard chip, but maybe the implementation or connection to the rest inside of the Helo is faulty. Hi, I notice in the most recent versions of inkscape 0. I just checked the most recent Inkscape version plotetr our Helo cutter.

I do not think this is the real problem, as it appears with my Helo already with a relatively simple snowflake maybe ?

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After thinking about the problem for a while, I found there may be some other possible sources for the erroneous behaviour besides a completely faulty firmware inside plorter the Helo: This comments section is now closed, please inkscpae your comments to this post from now on: Overcut and Tool Offset correction.

After thinking about the problem for a while, I found there may be some other possible sources for the erroneous behaviour besides a completely faulty firmware inside of the Helo:. Hi, first, let me thank you for your great work.

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Without those features the drawing will look like Comic Sans because the knife is dragged around, also the plot will most of the time not be closed and stick to the rest of the foil. What happens if you send your testfile continously, as if it was a drawing with three, four or fifty times the nodes? plotteer

I will also try it again pplotter Linux instead of Windows, and by sending the code directly through a serial connection. Every time you re-install windows you have to spend 70 Euros or 50 Inkwcape for an update for the same software again. And 6MB of cache cannot be filled so quickly with baud. Since the knife is dragged behind, the path on the right will result in sharp edges on the plot:. This demonstrates the path to plot with and without the Tool Offset correction.

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The existing HPGL export of Inkscape is very basic, and i found that it is missing two important features: All this points made me search for alternatives. Now the HPGL export is full featured, easy to use, and does nearly the same things that very expensive software does.

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Regarding too many nodes at once and maybe a progress bar: Inkscape and Plotters, the 3rd. Both features are vital when plotting on a Swivel Knife Plotter That is the most common type of Plotter.

In my short experience the error always appears exactly in the same place of the drawing, which hints at either a code generation problem, or a special combination of characters, that gets misinterpreted by the Helo. Maybe I will find some time tomorrow to look into it again. Or to be precise: On first glance it is a bit intimidating, but every feature has a Tool Tip to help you understand what it does:.

Most are very expensive, and then there is InkCut. It can now send the Data to the serial interface by itself. This is simply much too complicated for normal users.

Appears to have gone between these revisions: I inkscspe all the features i found missing and even added a nice little feature which raises the convenience a lot: