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    Ali
    @AliVidmar_twitter
    Same error, it opens the main window with menu, but cant do nothing
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    try uninstalling it
    python3 -m pip uninstall numpy
    then use the system one
    sudo apt install python3-numpy
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    Nice
    Let me know how it works.
    Ali
    @AliVidmar_twitter
    Now it work if I pot only inkcut into terminal no need for : python3 -m inkcut.app
    I don't use it a lot but will do tomorrow some test cuts to see it. Will report you here. Thank you again.
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    Yeah python is a mess, there's python 2.7 and 3, then each has "user" installs in ~/.local/ and system installs in /usr/
    Ali
    @AliVidmar_twitter
    I'm just a user, but there are still nice people who is willing to help ( and have a knowledge ) Thank you again for all your help and greetings from Slovenia.
    René Fritz
    @colorcube
    Hi. I'm new to Inkcut as I got an old pen plotter (Mutoh X-500, A0 size). I've got Inkcut working but have some problems with coordinates. My plots have the right size but are shifted to another location and rotated at 90 degree.
    It turned out the the plotter sets the origin to the center of the paper size (which is detected automatically).
    I can tell the plotter to set another origin but that has to be done for every paper size.
    Also the rotation at 90 degree is weird.
    Positioning a plot with inkcut on a paper is nearly impossible. I guess this problem is not uncommon. Any hints?
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    I've never heard of a cutter doing that. You might need to make a custom plotter driver for it. Does it have a way to switch between absolute and relative coordinates? (ex a PA) should tell it to use absolute but won't help if it still uses the center as the origin
    René Fritz
    @colorcube
    I found another resource saying that the origin is automatically set to the centre of the page by this Plotter. It's a pen plotter. I don't know if that makes a difference.
    The second thing is the rotation. I thought the axis where the pen moves is the x-axes. But it seems it is the x-axes. That would explain the rotation.
    The manual describes some commands
    to change coordinate system. I have to play with that
    René Fritz
    @colorcube
    wanted to write: I thought the axis where the pen moves is the x-axes. But it seems it is the y-axes.
    René Fritz
    @colorcube
    I was able to get information from the plotter back via tty. It's true that the plotter has the origin in the center of the page by default. Maybe the way to go is to send a scaling command (SC) before the plot with the right page coordinates. ...
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    So it uses negative coordinates to use other quadrants?
    You can add commands to send before the job starts in the settings
    René Fritz
    @colorcube
    Exactly.
    Yes I try that. At some point it would be nice in inkcut to get the paper size from the plotter ...
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    Agree. Idk if there's standard commands for that or not. There was a button for that at one point
    Prime-Mover
    @Prime-Mover
    I believe the HPGL command for getting the paper size is OW (Output Window). I have a GCC cutter that supports measuring and reporting the cutting area but it may be a while before I can try sending the command manually to verify this.
    RRREEEEEEEE
    @RRREEEEEEEE
    How come you guys use this gitter instead of matrix/riot?
    Also I'm designing a CNC dragblade for open source use specifically. If I'm using grbl https://github.com/gnea/grbl/wiki and wanting to talk to it with inkcut would I use the inkcut generic driver and set the serial baudrate and the protocol to g-code?
    Also the contact on the codelv website doesn't work.
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    " serial baudrate and the protocol to g-code", yes that should work for grbl
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    And thanks for letting me know about the contact form, updated & working again (for now)
    RRREEEEEEEE
    @RRREEEEEEEE
    Alright cool thanks! If my machine works decently I'm going to open source the build and I'd like to add it in inkcut's default selection as well. It's a CNC bed because our big vinyl cutting machines can't lift the weight of the sandblast stencil material we use, since it's much heavier than normal vinyl.
    Andreas Kopp
    @ARKopp
    hallo I am trying to install inkcut on an older mac osx el capitan 10.11.6 and i get this error message when i try to run
    pip install inkcut

    Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/89/2f/86774c7360f55980ea4e82ca75789b28f2c79097d8e3d1ffede5289b3f41/inkcut-2.0.7-py2.py3-none-any.whl
    Collecting twisted (from inkcut)
    Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/5d/0e/a72d85a55761c2c3ff1cb968143a2fd5f360220779ed90e0fadf4106d4f2/Twisted-18.9.0.tar.bz2
    Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
    Download error on https://pypi.org/simple/incremental/: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed: unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:1056) -- Some packages may not be found!
    Couldn't find index page for 'incremental' (maybe misspelled?)
    Download error on https://pypi.org/simple/: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed: unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:1056) -- Some packages may not be found!
    No local packages or working download links found for incremental>=16.10.1
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
    File "/private/var/folders/bt/4xz5656d1w377nr8gcqyy00m0000gn/T/pip-install-kzgt7e52/twisted/setup.py", line 20, in <module>
    setuptools.setup(**_setup"getSetupArgs")
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/init.py", line 144, in setup
    _install_setup_requires(attrs)
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/init.py", line 139, in _install_setup_requires
    dist.fetch_build_eggs(dist.setup_requires)
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/dist.py", line 724, in fetch_build_eggs
    replace_conflicting=True,
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/init.py", line 782, in resolve
    replace_conflicting=replace_conflicting
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/init.py", line 1065, in best_match
    return self.obtain(req, installer)
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/init.py", line 1077, in obtain
    return installer(requirement)
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/dist.py", line 791, in fetch_build_egg
    return cmd.easy_install(req)
    File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/command/easy_install.py", line 673, in easy_install
    raise DistutilsError(msg)
    distutils.errors.DistutilsError: Could not find suitable distribution for Requirement.parse('incremental>=16.10.1')

    ----------------------------------------

    Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /private/var/folders/bt/4xz5656d1w377nr8gcqyy00m0000gn/T/pip-install-kzgt7e52/twisted/

    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    It looks like a problem with OSX's SSL certificates. Try pip install certifi then try installing inkcut again
    If that doesn't work see this https://stackoverflow.com/a/42098127/2362877
    But it looks like you need to use python 3.7
    Gregory Whaley
    @gregory_whaley_twitter
    New developer here. I have a cricut Maker and am interested in developing a driver for inkcut to support it. Has anyone else started a project in this direction?
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    I've had several others talk about it but I don't know if any of them did it
    Arnaud
    @aaujon
    Hi, I'm trying to work with a Rolland GS-24 using HPGL languague, it's almost working but looks like the PU (pen up) command doesn't work, I tried to use the console from the app to test it but i can't connect to the printer (using USB), should it work even when the printer is configured as a 'system printer' or it works only on serial ?
    Arnaud
    @aaujon
    Ok, I got it working nicely using tty (/dev/usb/lp0 for me) directly ! I guess there is something wrong with baud rate because when using device as a printer, it was really really fast
    frmdstryr
    @frmdstryr
    Inkcut limits the rate it sends data, you make it disable this by checking always spools
    Arnaud
    @aaujon
    Thanks I tried this settings but after several tests the result is the same. It's working the direct tty so it's ok for me.
    Tobias
    @tobiastoft
    Hey everyone! I'm trying to use Inkcut on MacOS Mojave (10.14.5) with Python 3.7.3. For some reason the Device -> Setup menu item doesn't exist, so I can't set up my device. I saw on Github that it might show up under Python -> Preferences but that isn't the case either. Any pointers as to what I should look for? I'm not getting any console errors when launching Inkcut.
    I'm not seeing a ~/.config/inkcut/inkcut.device.json file btw. I just tried creating one with an empty object {} to see if that would trick Inkcut into giving me access to the device setup dialog, but no dice.