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February 12, 2019, 07:11:03 PM
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gauthib72

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I seem to have a glitch with generating a tool path, the tool path does not show directly over my object to engrave. The toolpath is shown off to the top of the page? Anyone experience this?
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February 13, 2019, 06:35:00 AM
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Moini

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So, from what I read, I derive (guess), that:

- You're using an outdated Inkscape version  - current is 0.92.4
- You're using the gcodetools extension

Is that correct?

February 13, 2019, 12:48:35 PM
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Correct Moini, Thanks

I tried to download .92.4 and with Vista it would not work? so I did a clean install of .92.3, I am using the Jtech Photonics laser extension, I think the code is generating correct? but as noted the laser tool path shows up on in the work area not over the image like it should. Is this maybe a Jtech issue? I have the updated plug in so not sure, looks like this

laser path.jpg
*laser path.jpg
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February 13, 2019, 05:09:31 PM
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So the Jtech extension creates the rectangle with the red stroke? Not the gcodetools that come with Inkscape?

Do you have a link to the source of the extension?

Things to check:
Is there maybe a known issue for it?
Has it maybe been updated recently?

February 14, 2019, 05:56:56 AM
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I have these links for that extension:  https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=1980  and  https://github.com/A-Metaphysical-Drama/J-Tech-Photonics-Laser-Tool

The last time I looked into it (and year or so ago) it didn't look very current.  But I don't really know.

However, I'm confused.  Are you using both the Gcodetools extensions, AND the JTechPhonics extension?  Or does it just happen that JTechPhonics puts the same orientation points on the page that the Gcodetools > Orientation Points extension does?

I'm not sure if this could be caused by wrong Scale setting or not???
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February 14, 2019, 10:11:45 AM
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Okay, it seems there are different versions available for 0.92 and 0.91. Please use the version that matches your Inkscape version

https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=1980

Direct link to their zip file for 0.92 is http://www.jtechphotonics.com/Downloads/Inkscape/JTP_Laser_Tool_V2_2%20-%20inkscape%209_2%20version.zip

And yes, it seems to create the same orientation points as the gcodetools do, and also creates gcode.