How to make dashed or dotted lines in Inkscape for cutting in SCAL is a question that is sometimes asked. One way to do this is to use the dashes or periods (I believe they are called “full stops” in some places) from one of your fonts. Type in your dots or dashes with your desired spacing, then from the Path menu select “Object to path”. You could also do this directly in SCAL.
Another method is to use the stroke options to create dotted lines. This method will work for created perforated shapes or curved lines too.
- With the file open in Inkscape, create the line or shape that you want perforated.
- Select all shapes and lines that you want perforated.
- Click on the Fill and Stroke button.
- Set the stroke width and style.
- With all of the dashed lines selected, use Path/Stroke to Path from the menu.