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Illustrator now refuses to draw lines with stroke weight below 1 pt

Since yesterday, Illustrator has been refusing to let me set a line weight under 1pt. If I set a lower one, the line snaps back to 1pt weight. This is crippling to my work: The art is being output to ...
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How can I calculate the center of mass/gravity for vector objects?

I'm making a mobile (in the Calder sense) by laser-cutting from a vector file (Corel Draw). I have a set of outlines that will be the individual pieces. Is there a way in Corel (or some other ...
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Do plotter units define quality in PLT file export?

In CorelDraw and other vector programs there is a parameter upon attempting to export a PLT file that asks for plotter units. If i have a circle for example and i export it with 1016 PU and another ...
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Choosing RGB color in Illustrator (when only CMYK sliders are visible)

I'm making a simple template to laser cut. The laser cutter acts as a printer and you choose the power, speed, etc. for each colour that is in the document. I only want to cut, so I only have RGB red ...
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Small-run or DIY printing solutions for packaging design?

So, about a year ago, I taught myself Illustrator. I am still bumbling along and experimenting with what it can do. I recently bought a new book that has templates for packaging design and I am going ...
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Illustrator reducing double stroke svg to a single stroke svg

I have a double stroke svg that I want to reduce to a single stroke svg. The area on the svg is defined as some white shapes that are overlayed on a black background, with anchors outlining the shapes ...
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Broken PLT(HPGL) lines on re-importing, PLT(HPGL) exports from very high node count SVG files in CorelDraw GS X4 & X6

I have SVG files which i import into CorelDraw for exporting them into PLT/HPGL files. The SVG files are polygons with extremely high node counts - up to 10000 nodes sometimes. When i export them to ...
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How to create an ornamental mesh structure in Illustrator for laser cutting?

I'd like to have the mesh design here … … fleshed out a bit so I can make a perforated strip/plate like this … … in such a way that I can cut pieces out while retaining the precisely placed ...
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Splitting a live trace into 6 parts?

I am doing a project in my woodwork class and I need to split a design (in Illustrator) into multiple parts so that it can fit into the laser cutter. This is the design i used: Next I simply put ...
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Cutouts model resources?

I am a fan of DIY stuff and have recently seen these cardboard safari which looks pretty nice. I would like to try to do some of those myself but haven't found good cut out resources around and my own ...
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problem with pdf export in inkscape - line stroke

I had today some surprising experience in converting svg to pdf using inkscape. I am preparing drawings for laser cutter. for laser cutting, the drawing should be passed as pdf and the line stroke ...