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Author Topic: Vortex plan without panels in SVG  (Read 1488 times)
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« on: June 14, 2012, 12:20 PM »

So, I am planning to build Christian Derefat Vortex, but I wasn't a big fan of the panel layout. 

I imported the vectors into InkScape, a free/open source illustration program (for those of you that didn't know).  I removed the panels and migrated objects onto different layers.  The sail is just an outline now, ready for me to draw panels at will in InkScape.

Because I can't be the only one who is interested in doing this, I figured it might be nice to make the SVG file available to anyone who wants it.

Here's a link:

The link points to a file that is available to anyone with the link.  You can get a copy of Inkscape from

I left in the fabric grain markings from the original pattern so you can use them as a guide for your own panels. 

The page size is now 54 inches by 36 inches, so plotting will require a 36" wide plotter, but in the USA that's a pretty common size.


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 12:41 PM »

Oops!  Broken Link!

Here's a new one!
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