- What are the different colors of Acrylic sold by Jdeation?
- How to print a design on your home printer to scale
- How to Manually create a component
Click the download button and select PDF (Print). You must open the PDF in Adobe Reader to get the advanced print functions. Do not open the PDF in your browser. From the Adobe Reader print dialog box, select the following options. After printing, align the cut marks and tape together.
Creating a manual SVG components can be a little tricky due to the wide variety of ways that various svg editing programs scale the size of SVGs.
The method shown here may not be the only way to do it, but its the way WE do it.
Step 1: Basics of component colors
Colors matter a lot in the Jdeation designer:
BLACK Stroke - Anything with a stroke of Black (RGB Hex: #000000) will be treated as a cut line.
For example, if you create a circle that has a stroke color of black, the designer will view it as a hole and fill in the circle with the background color.
RED Stroke - Anything with a color of Red (RGB Hex: #FF0000) will be treated as a info line.
Use Red to mark the outline of your components or other information useful for aligning components.
Fill color: NONE - Do not use a fill color for anything in your component.
Step 2: Create automatic component first
To ensure your svg will scale properly, we recommend you create an Automatic Component first and use that as your starting point. It helps set the scale properly, and also
is a very easy way to get the basic sizing done:
Once you have created your Automatic Component, you can download the SVG as your starting point:
Step 3: Edit your component in Inkscape
While other vector editors may work, we know inkscape works if this method is followed. Tips for inkscape:
- SVG graphics can get large in size really quickly - keep your design very simple and use the "Combine" and "Simplify" functionality of inkscape to make your paths optimized
- If you insert text into your design, you MUST convert that text into a path using the "Path -> Object To Path" functionality
Step 4: Manually re-upload your SVG