I have an SVG file that I'm converting to DXF to feed to a laser cutter via the LaserCut 5.3 software.
I have my SVG file all complete, scaled to the full size (1:1). As per the LaserCut page regarding Inkscape support, I have the document properties unit set to mm, all my paths are sized in mm. The grid lines are all in mm. I've verified all the paths are the correct size.
In the document properties, I have the scaling set to 1:1, 1 user unit to 1 mm. I've also tried changing around the scaling factor, and that made no difference.
I've tried to save the SVG to DXF both using
Save As... and
Save a Copy....
When saving to DXF, it prompts me for the base unit, and I chose mm.
When I import the file into LaserCut, the paths are all the right shape, ... but they are never the right size.
Does anyone have any idea how to get the DXF to properly represent the size of my drawing? I've never worked with DXFs before.
If I manually scale all the objects up by about 375%, then it seems to import into LaserCut the right size. It doesn't make any sense why I should need to do that, as my drawings are produced to a 1:1 scale. I'm confused.