Today I’m covering TWO topics that have been brought up by customers. The first is importing the GST template files that come with Craft Robo’s RoboMaster, Silhouette RoboMaster, and Wishblade Advance 3.0. The other is importing GSD files into KNK Studio.
With the GST files, we’ve had great success with the imports. I’m sure it has to do with how they are originally created but they all seem to work. Even the GST files purchased from Quickutz through their Silhouette software will import readily once the file extension is changed to a GSD. Here’s the video showing you how to do this:
Importing GST Files into KNK Studio
However, the GSD’s that are created from the umpteen different ways possible: manually drawn in various versions of RoboMaster, auto-traced in various versions of RoboMaster, imported from Inkscape, imported from Adobe Illustrator, imported from Win PC Sign, etc, all yield variations and only some will successfully import. However, it’s always worth trying the import before using one of the several conversion methods. But you have to watch out… sometimes it will import and not seem to be there or will only partially import, or will import with gaps in the vector paths.
So the following video shows you 6 different circumstances you might encounter when importing GSD’s. If you find something else quirky happening, be sure to send me the file. I’m happy to have a look and maybe I’ll learn something else to share here.
Importing GSD Files into KNK Studio
The other day, at one of the KNK Yahoo groups, I posted some new links to web sites with free vector graphics. Kylee, one of the group members, contacted me asking for some help with how to import and use these images. She had chosen one of the free files, which is TRULY a jewel to find! Above is a beautiful set of ornamental designs by Garcya available at:
Designus – Free Ornamental Design
So, Kylee wanted to know how to pick just one of the images to cut. So, I made a quick video showing the process and, at the same time, decided to add in a little bit on reducing nodes and also simplifying the image. Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!