More on layers in SCAL2 and Inkscape

I just found out a couple of days ago that SCAL2 will import svg files with grouped objects into layers.  Each “Group” goes into its own layer.  Much faster to do than creating layers in Inkscape.  Here is how to do this:

  1. Select all of the pieces that you want on a layer together, even if it is only one.
  2. Press Control G
  3. Continue creating groups for each SCAL layer until everything is grouped.
  4. Import the file into SCAL2.
  5. If the layer window in SCAL2 isn’t showing, from the menu, Window/Workspace/Advanced.  The layers window should be in the lower right corner.
  6. Click on the triangle next to the file name in the “Layers” window to show the individual layers.  You can now hide or reveal layers.
  7. If you want to move a layer without moving the other layers, select the image, then from the menu, Object/Ungroup.

The Object/Ungroup in SCAL2 works for both layered svg files and svg files with the “Group” option.

I tested the Grouped svg files in SCAL2.004 and anything not grouped is placed in a layer together.  If you group an object and then add it to another group without removing the first group, SCAL2 imports the  objects into layers based on the first group.

See my post here for more information on using layers in SCAL2.

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2 Responses to More on layers in SCAL2 and Inkscape

  1. Maggie says:

    Uh, yeah, I meant to type gold STAR! LOL

  2. Maggie says:

    This was SO helpful. You deserve a gold stare! THANK YOU! I see you have some lovely things at Etsy I’ll enjoy exploring. Hugs and Blessings!

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