There are so many different machines using so many different file formats!
It’s confusing and frustrating and difficult to find the image that you love in the file format that you need for your specific cutter.
And just when you think you’ve got it figured out….
The manufacturers change things.
It’s enough to make a person crazy.
When I started selling digital files, we offered a GSD file format in the zip folder as well as AI, EPS and SVG. Now that there isn’t quite the demand for GSD, it’s not included in the new file downloads.
We offer to convert to GSD for you if you need us to, cuz we just want everybody to be happy, but sometimes you need it right now and perhaps you have other files that you would like to convert.
This little how-to requires that you have a program that can produce a DXF file format. Inkscape (free!!!) Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, *SignBlazer* and Lxi are among those programs.
Many of the downloads available here on our site include a DXF file.
You will need to download and install Robo Master software from this link –Robo Master download. It’s a free download. Yay we love free!
I downloaded and installed the 2.4 version, but I think any of them will work for our purposes.
Open or create your file in Illustrator, CorelDraw… etc… and export it as a DXF file.
Then using the Robo Master program open the DXF file. It will be little and unreadable way down there in the lower left hand corner, (which is annoying!).
Select the image – make sure you grab the whole image – and holding down the control key, drag the image by the upper corner to enlarge it. Holding down the control key while you drag will make it maintain the proportions.
Now save it. It will automatically save as a GSD.
Hurray! It’s kind of a convoluted way of having to do things, but it works.