Windell Oskay

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  • in reply to: uninstall #29981
    Windell Oskay
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    In Inkscape preferences, select the System tab from the left-hand side. On the right hand side, locate where it says “User extensions” and press the Open button to open that folder on your computer. Delete everything in that folder.

    in reply to: Inkscape extension crashes #29972
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    I’d suggest following up with support by email or in our support Discord; attachments are much easier in either of those ways.

    in reply to: Inkscape extension crashes #29966
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Can you please share the SVG that is causing this?

    in reply to: Axidraw with M1 Studio Mac? Works perfect! #29946
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Fantastic; thanks!

    in reply to: Path order not mirroring file path order in Inkscape? #29942
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    The option is in the axidraw_conf.py configuration file.

    From Inkscape, you can locate this file as follows:

    A. Open Inkscape
    B. From the menu, select **Inkscape > Preferences** (on a Mac) or **Edit > Preferences** (if using Windows)
    C. Select System from the list on the left panel of the preferences window.
    D. On the right-hand panel is a list of folder locations. Click the “Open” button to the right of the “User extensions” folder location. This will open the extensions folder on your computer.

    In that folder, locate axidraw_conf.py (likely the first item) and open it in a plain text editor. There, locate the line:
    min_gap = 0.008
    and change that value to zero or a negative number. Then, save the file.

    in reply to: Path order not mirroring file path order in Inkscape? #29940
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    As I said on reddit, in *most* cases, plots with “preserve file order” do exactly follow the file order.

    However, as it says in the user guide:

    > One exception to note is that if one path ends right where another begins (on the same layer), those paths will be joined together, reducing the number of pen lifts needed.

    (There is a hidden feature that can disable this optimization.)

    If that’s not the situation, and you think that the software is not following the document order, then something else is wrong. To look into it further, please either provide a method that we can use to reproduce the issue or an SVG file that shows the issue. I’d recommend contacting support through email or our support discord for those, as the forums don’t support file attachments.

    You can also preview plot order with the preview mode.

    in reply to: hershey advanced not working #29920
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    If you’re recently updated to Inkscape 1.2, you’ll need a new version of Hershey Advanced; contact support by email.

    in reply to: Layer that does not go home #29886
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Great!

    in reply to: Layer that does not go home #29883
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Inkscape uses its own bundled Python, and the AxiDraw software for Inkscape is essentially only available within Inkscape.

    For the Python/CLI API, use the upgrade instructions from its installation instructions ( https://axidraw.com/doc/cli_api/#installation ):

    python -m pip install https://cdn.evilmadscientist.com/dl/ad/public/AxiDraw_API.zip --upgrade --upgrade-strategy eager

    (For my system, I actually use python3 -m pip [...])

    in reply to: Layer that does not go home #29880
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Hi Cliff,
    It should indeed return the same position. And, in my test here, it does.

    Is there any chance that you only updated the Inkscape-based software to 3.2, but not the API? (They’re actually independent.)

    You can test with axicli --version

    in reply to: Inkscape – Failed to Connect to Eggbot #29878
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Great; very glad to hear it!

    in reply to: Inkscape – Failed to Connect to Eggbot #29875
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    The situation like this — where you had it working, put it away for some time and then get it out again but you can’t connect — almost always turns out to be a cable issue.

    I would suggest that you disconnect the EggBot from both power and USB. Restart your computer, and then try connecting by USB alone. Leave the power cord disconnected until you’re able to establish communication.

    Try different USB cables, if you have them available. If you are using any kind of USB adapter, also try connecting directly instead, or with a different adapter.

    in reply to: Stepper motor wiring EIB Board #29871
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    It should be fine to reverse one pair if you need to.

    in reply to: Stepper motor wiring EIB Board #29869
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    The first four positions in the terminal block “motor 2” drive one motor — usually the “egg motor” on an EggBot — and the second four positions in the terminal block “motor 1” drive the other motor, usually the “pen motor” on an EggBot.

    Within either block of four are two pairs. The first two positions in the block drive one coil, and the second two positions drive the second coil in a motor.

    If you aren’t sure how to wire up the motor to begin with, touch two of its four wires together and try to turn the shaft by hand. If touching those two wires together causes the shaft to have more resistance to turning, then those two wires are one pair going to the same coil, and the other two wires are the other pair on that motor. (If it doesn’t cause more resistance, then you have

    The polarity does matter. Once you hook up both pairs of wires, try rotating the motor under power. If it doesn’t rotate the direction that you expect, reverse the order of one pair of the wires.

    in reply to: Aluminum Winch Dimensions #29859
    Windell Oskay
    Keymaster

    Hey!

    Yes, there’s a set screw for attaching to a motor shaft; the bore is 5 mm (nominal). We can also sell these winch parts without the cord at lower cost.

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