I have traced a pic using #2 pencil, pen, #1pencil, and fine felt tip and, after scanning and tracing, I end up with all double lines in the wireframe view.. The outline also has double lines. Since the image will be used for cutting, I need one clean line. If anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong or how to correct I would be most appreciative. Thank you.
Sounds like you have left the image at 24 bit or more (depending on what your scanner was set to)... If you just want the outline, convert your image to 1 bit b/w and also deselect the anti-aliasing and dithering. You should end up with one crisp outline.
Did exactly as you suggested and no improvement. Still getting 2 line objects both in the outline and internal lines. Also, double checked my scanner to see if there was a setting that could be changed to eliminate the problem but no luck.
Any more ideas? Appreciate it.
Would it be Possible to post a pic, I scan and trace all the time for output either CNC or Vinyl cutter I just can't grasp what your real problem is..
I didn't know "streamline" was still around...........
If you want cheap you could always go http://www.inkscape.org/ - has tracing plug-ins too all completely free. Certainly not on par with Corel but ok
find some freebies here also I think -
Thanks everyone. I've tried to add the file showing the problem. I put lines on tracing paper using a No.2 pencil, marker & pen. Then scanned into Corel, as a black & white picture, changed it from bitmap to vector putting smooth at 26 and detail at 100%.. The view is wireframe at 200%. Hopefully it's here Mut. If not, I'll try to email you the file.
Hey it worked If you up it to 400% I think you'll see what I'm talking about.
wait one question.... are you cutting vinyl or engraving?.....
there is all kinds of stuff floatin in that file....:) we can fix that
Cutting metal. I know it can be cleaned up but on a complicated drawing this can take days. I know - 'cause I've done it. From looking at other programs I think the lack of the center line is the problem. Guess I bought the wrong version. Seriously considering VCarve Pro. It seems to use the KISS method that works for me.