How to make a 1 line trace

Asked by Jen on 2018-12-01

I’ve purchased a 6040 with the Mach3 software and everything is going nice and smoothly.
Because I’m importing fonts that I have created with my Paint Shop Pro 7 to Inkscape, I trace to bitmap/edge detection and save it as an SVG. When bringing it into Makercam, I can see that its reading the edge detection as 2 lines. These 2 lines are not visible in Inkscape, only Makercam. I understand that once you remove the color, you are left with 2 lines.
And if I load this Gcode to Mach3, it obviously cuts both lines therefore ruining the cut. All that is needed is one traced line, that’s all.
What am I missing? I’m trying to figure out how to remove the inside second cut from the outline. This way it will be just a standard 1 line trace.

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2018-12-01
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

You are missing the centerline extension: https://github.com/fablabnbg/inkscape-centerline-trace

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