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JillRN1995
Posted 2016-08-20 1:54 PM (#91436)
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I created several templates in Pattern Editor which I would like to have cut out of acrylic.  I have access to a laser cutter, but it doesn't open LAS files. Is it possible to convert LAS files to EPS files?  Solidworks is the software program that we will use.

 Thanks!

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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2016-08-20 4:15 PM (#91437 - in reply to #91436)
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JillRN1995 - 2016-08-20 12:54 PM

I created several templates in Pattern Editor which I would like to have cut out of acrylic.  I have access to a laser cutter, but it doesn't open LAS files. Is it possible to convert LAS files to EPS files?  Solidworks is the software program that we will use.

 Thanks!



There is no way to export LAS files to EPS. The only thing I can think of is to print to PDF and then convert the PDF file to an EPS format. You should be able to do that with either Illustrator or Corel Draw.
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JillRN1995
Posted 2016-08-20 7:17 PM (#91440 - in reply to #91436)
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Thanks Lisa!

I printed them to an XPS file, and he was able to open that in his vector software. I created quite a few long arm quilting templates and also a few pattern templates. I can't wait to get them from him.

I'm curious...Is LAS your initials?
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2016-08-20 7:34 PM (#91441 - in reply to #91440)
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JillRN1995 - 2016-08-20 6:17 PM

Thanks Lisa!

I printed them to an XPS file, and he was able to open that in his vector software. I created quite a few long arm quilting templates and also a few pattern templates. I can't wait to get them from him.

I'm curious...Is LAS your initials?


Why yes it is
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JillRN1995
Posted 2016-08-20 8:44 PM (#91442 - in reply to #91436)
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How about that! You're pretty darned clever!!
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2016-08-20 10:01 PM (#91443 - in reply to #91442)
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JillRN1995 - 2016-08-20 7:44 PM

How about that! You're pretty darned clever!!


Thanks!
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kraigmc
Posted 2017-09-07 7:46 PM (#92274 - in reply to #91436)
Subject: Re: Question for Lisa


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Thought I would resurrect this thread, instead of creating a new one for a related question/update.

Cricut just released a new cutting machine that has a rotary cutter attachment to cut fabric. They have many already done patterns that will mark the pattern marks with a pen, then rotary cut out the fabric on the 12" x 24" mat.
I would love it if I could export my pattens to a format to easily work with the cricut. You can import png, .jpg, .gif, .svg, .dxf, .bmp. Obviously, .svg, or .dfx files would be ideal as they are vector based.
I have always wanted to plot my patternmaster files on my 56" plotter, stead of printing and taping, but I always had to do crazy multi step workarounds just to do that.

I think Cameo can export to vector files, but now, in 2017, there are so many cool hobby, home sewer, craft options like this new cricut that would be amazing to be able to easily cut out and mark patternmaster files. Patternmaster is all I need as far as patterning features, I can't spend and don't need the full Cameo.
I just want to be able to export as a vector file.

ALSO, the cricut Maker would be amazing to use for the new Wild Things Dolls program!

Please consider allowing this as an option.
Love pattern master, just want to be able to "print on a new machine an not just the standard old school inkjet printer! It's a new age!
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2017-09-07 8:29 PM (#92275 - in reply to #92274)
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Kraig,

Have you tried the steps above - printing to a PDF and then converting to an SVG file? There are several PDF to SVG converters out there and some are free.
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kraigmc
Posted 2017-09-07 11:29 PM (#92276 - in reply to #92275)
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I have to find one that will keep the proper dimensions when I export, then save, import. I have used a couple PDF printers, then import into Illustrator, but I seem to get a size problem. Being able to just save as an SVG from Pattern Editor I think would solve that.
Have you looked at the Cricut Maker? It is pretty cool (and I really don't care for Cricut products historically). Perfect for doll clothes that are tricky to cut and mark.
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2017-09-09 9:14 PM (#92283 - in reply to #92276)
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kraigmc - 2017-09-07 10:29 PM

I have to find one that will keep the proper dimensions when I export, then save, import. I have used a couple PDF printers, then import into Illustrator, but I seem to get a size problem. Being able to just save as an SVG from Pattern Editor I think would solve that.
Have you looked at the Cricut Maker? It is pretty cool (and I really don't care for Cricut products historically). Perfect for doll clothes that are tricky to cut and mark.


Hi Kraig,

I have no way at all to save a file from PatternMaster to SVG. I printed a pattern from Boutique v6 to a PDF file. I use CutePDF which has always worked extremely well and accurately.

I opened the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and chose Export / EPS from the File menu. I opened both the EPS and the original PDF in Adobe Illustrator and it came in to the exact dimensions. I have never had a problem opening PDF files from PatternMaster in AI.

I have attached the PDF file I created and opened in AI if you want to try it.




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