Forum Index > Projects > Egg-Bot
 Copy and Paste paths between svg documents
 |  Printable Version
By: Anonymous: Tony () on Tuesday, April 05 2011 @ 05:49 AM PDT (Read 2487 times)  
Anonymous: Tony


I'm about a week in on my eggboting. Making lots of progress and learning a ton despite the limited hours I can put in right now but ...

I'm stumped.

I'm trying to copy some elements (bunnys) which are paths in one eggbot template to another svg document that already contains other elements (either my designs or other templates.

It appears the bunnys, themselves made up of multilple paths will only paste in as a single bitmap image.

I've tried every tool or way of copy and pasting that I could imagine in Inkscape without luck.

Is this the nature of things or am I missing something. And thanks for those of you that help the learning process with faq, wikis and your shared designs.

Thanks for your help.

Tony DeVito

By: Anonymous: Tony () on Tuesday, April 05 2011 @ 06:05 AM PDT  
Anonymous: Tony

Oops found an answer in a semi related post.

Seems X11 in Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) has a preference pane where you can modify how the clipboard works so that vector and non vector worlds integrate "better".

Thanks to the following post I have something I can try tonight to resolve the problem

By: finsprings (offline) on Saturday, December 18 2010 @ 07:54 AM PST
Ok, found the bug:

It's in X on SnowLeopard and there's a workaround: you have to turn off "Update Pasteboard when Clipboard Changes" in the X11 preferences:

That may have been documented here somewhere already but I am not good at reading instructions so I may have missed it.

By: Windell (offline) on Tuesday, April 05 2011 @ 06:19 AM PDT  

Yes, that's right. See also the Eggbot documentation!

Windell H. Oskay

Forum Evil Scientist
Evil Scientist

Status: offline

Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1932
Sunnyvale, CA

Profile Email Website  

 All times are PDT. The time is now 07:06 PM.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
New Post New Post
Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
View Anonymous Posts 
Able to Post 
Filtered HTML Allowed 
Censored Content 

Evil Mad Scientist Forum Archives — Read only!

Please visit our new forums for new discussions.

DIY Hardware for Electronic Art

The Original Egg-Bot Kit

Interactive LED kits

Meggy Jr RGB
LED matrix game
development kit.

Business-card sized
AVR target boards

Peggy 2
LED Pegboard kits

My Account

Lost your password?