Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor that runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Since it’s so accessible, we use it for examples and troubleshooting.
If you run into a snag with a file or an upload, we may suggest that you open it in Inkscape – that way we make sure we’re looking at the same thing as we work together.
Installing Inkscape by downloading it from the Inkscape site.
- You can download and install the Windows version of Inkscape here.
- You can download and install the Mac OS X version of Inkscape here.
Save your file
When using Inkscape, save your designs as a Plain SVG before uploading them to the Glowforge App.
If you're having trouble with an SVG from another design program, sometimes opening and re-saving it as a Plain SVG in Inkscape can help!
- Go to the File Menu and click Save As.
- Type your File name.
- Choose Plain SVG.
If you have questions, please contact our team and we'll be happy to help!