ungrouping a .DXF

Asked by wayne gulliver on 2017-11-28

down loaded a .DXF file that I need to ungroup but can't get ungrouping to work.
The file I loaded into inkscape that I want to save as a .DXF to run on my laser cutter. It has two item one is for 4mm wood & 1/8" wood I need to separate them so I can run then separate time since they are so big. how do I cut them apart to do this. then save tthem as a .DXF.
NO ITEM TO UNGROUPE

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

What does it say in the status line at the bottom when you have selected the object you want to ungroup with the selection tool (first tool that looks like a mouse cursor)?

wayne gulliver (waynegu) said : #2

The file I loaded into inkscape that I want to save as a .DXF to run on my laser cutter. It has two item one is for 4mm wood & 1/8" wood I need to separate them so I can run then separate time since they are so big. how do I cut them apart to do this. then save them as a .DXF.
NO ITEM TO UNGROUPE

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Hachmann requested more information:
What does it say in the status line at the bottom when you have selected
the object you want to ungroup with the selection tool (first tool that
looks like a mouse cursor)?

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

So then, they are not a group, but most probably a single path, consisting of multiple subpaths. Try Path -> Break apart.

wayne gulliver (waynegu) said : #4

I am lost on this. If I send it to you can you tell me what I am doing wrong..

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Hachmann proposed the following answer:
So then, they are not a group, but most probably a single path,
consisting of multiple subpaths. Try Path -> Break apart.

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

Select the path, then go to the menu: Path -> Break apart.

If that does not do what you need, please share the file.
You can use any filehoster for this, e.g. google drive, dropbox, or, if you don't know any, use http://framadrop.org/.
Then please post a link in your next answer.

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