Extensions for Inkscape
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Various Inkscape extensions

  • Raster 2 Laser GCode generator


  • Raster 2 Laser GCode generator is an extension to generate Gcode for a laser cutter/engraver (or pen plotter), it can generate various type of outputs from a simple B&W (on/off) to a more detailed Grayscale (pwm)


Simply copy all the files in the folder "Extensions" of Inkscape

Windows ) "C:<...>\Inkscape\share\extensions"

Linux ) "/usr/share/inkscape/extensions"

Mac ) "/Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/extensions"

for unix (& mac maybe) change the permission on the file:

chmod 755 for all the *.py files

chmod 644 for all the *.inx files

#Usage of "Raster 2 Laser GCode generator":

[Required file: png.py / raster2laser_gcode.inx / raster2laser_gcode.py]

  • Step 1) Resize the inkscape document to match the dimension of your working area on the laser cutter/engraver (Shift+Ctrl+D)

  • Step 2) Draw or import the image

  • Step 3) To run the extension go to: Extension > 305 Engineering > Raster 2 Laser GCode generator

  • Step 4) Play!

#Note I have created all the file except for png.py , see that file for details on the license