So I am trying to get a vinyl stencil made from a place. I sent them an SVG file. The stencil must be sized right because it’s a very precise design. So I have been working with the stencil people to get it scaled correctly.
I created the SVG myself through a home made program I created. The program creates the SVG file and also creates measurement marks on the border for scaling.
I did it this way because I don’t know how the file will open with their software of choice. I figured they could take my file, open it, and resize it as needed to get the inch marks to truly be an inch.
This is causing confusion no matter who I send the file to. It’s frustrating to me because I don’t see it as all that confusing. I feel as though this isn’t all that complicated.
I’m currently trying to get this sorted out with a place I ordered 5 stencils from. So I already paid my money. They have been struggling to get it right and I think they are getting annoyed with me because I’m being a stickler about this sizing.
They asked me to send the file scaled to the proper size so they can just send it to the plotter and cut the stencil without any scaling on their end. This is where I become the confused one. Won’t the SVG file open differently on different computers using different software? That’s my understanding. Is my understanding flawed? I’d happily have it sized right and just send it, but my understanding is that it doesn’t work that way. I can size it right on my computer and send it, but will it run the risk of being a different size on their end?
I’m completely and utterly willing to be the one that is wrong. I’m new to this SVG file stuff. So, if I’m way off here, please set me straight. Thanks!