New Feature Update: Tweaks to .SVG

The other day we launched a new feature that allows you to download an .SVG file. Today, we made a few modifications we hope you like!

The exported outlines are now marked in red, which laser cutters understand as “cut through.” We also changed the slice plane to be at 0.5mm above the default workplane. PLUS, you can see the exported shapes before downloading the file. Take a look!

1. There’s now a link to “Preview. SVG” in the print 3D pop-up:

2. When you preview the file, the exported shape will be overlaid on top of the 3D design in blue (shown in red here for demo purposes). You can dismiss the shape by pressing the cross button at the bottom.

Let us know what you think!

Enjoy!
Tinkercad Team

5 comments

  1. i really like the preview function. planning to submit a test to ponoko this weekend. but it is kinda hard to see. if i was color blind, I don’t think that i would be able to see the preview

  2. Often there appear extra lines in the svg that were not intended to be there.
    If I remake the model, they sometimes dissappear.
    Anyone a suggestion how to get rid of these lines ? or how to model so they don’t appear ?
    Thank you

  3. I love the new feature, but it is very frustrating to use because it generates (more often than not) extra lines that ruin the design for laser cutting purposes. It is practically impossible to fix the problem without spending an enormous amount of time trouble shooting or redesigning the image which does not guarantee a fix either. So, when it works, it’s GREAT! But more often than not, it disappoints… Thanks for trying Tinkercad! Hope you can find the issue and fix it! Great work overall!

  4. Tinkercad people, are you listening?
    SVG exports are completely useless with the extra spurious lines. I have tried several workarounds to try to “fix” this but they are all very cumbersome.
    I can reproduce this problem 100% of the time. Frankly, this is taking way too long to fix.

  5. SVG export never works for me, I was given a reply but even simple exports do not work. Is this common should I give up and return to sketchup with my students??

    “Hi David Martin 262, Thanks for writing in. I can see where the issue is….It looks like the SVG is only exported based on the default workplane. A custom workplane is not working.
    We should fix this…will follow up with the developers for a fix.

    Regards,

    Christian
    Tinkercad

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