Thanks for all the replies- I will be trying inkscape. I could not figure out what was going on with Affinity Designer, its awesome software and I wish I could get it to work, but it was exporting svg files that were strangely skewed, its like it got squished down by 30-40% in one dimension- possibly even stretched in the other, which is a very odd scaling issue. I will try Inkscape and see how that goes for me. I may play a bit more with Affinity Designer, its very close to Adobe products in function, and the total cost is 50 bucks....
Inkscape download in 3-2-1....
Whats "Make the Cut" is a vector graphics program? I will have to look into that to.
Quoted from dr_nybble:
rufessor, I am looking forward to any updates you have on Silhouette settings and so forth that you have learned from your experiments.
Happy to share. I can look at my settings to see if I have changed anything, but I have been using consistent cut settings for a while now and with the material I use it cuts nearly perfect at amazingly small resolution every time. I have been teaching myself (e.g. failing a lot) to paint the stencils with an air brush and avoid lifting paint after peeling the stencil. I cannot claim to be an expert, but finally figured out a process that worked for me. I bet I cut 10 of those bonus graphic black stencils (I got pretty quick at weeding them) before I figured it out and they all cut perfectly once I got the settings dialed in.
Here are my cut settings, this works for the Gerber Mask material. Is this what you were looking for?
Ratchet Blade Depth 5
Line Segment Overcut OFF
Minimize roller movement
Return to Origin (this is useless really.. unless your going to re cut the same piece but its my setting)
I would be curious, and it would be valuable for others to know, if someone is cutting Gerber Mask with a Silhouette, are these settings working? Do you have a different setting you like?