Inkscape is a great free program for vector drawing, but it doesn't support 'printing' directly from it to the Makersmiths lasercutter.  So if you want to use Inkscape to draw, you need to make sure that it is correctly prepared to open in Corel Draw so that you can 'print' on the laser.  When saving a file from Inkscape for import into Corel Draw, you need to do the following:

  1. In order to make the vector cut and vector engrave lines (pure red and pure blue by default respectively) work between Inkscape and Corel Draw:
  2. Make sure that all text is converted to a path using the Object to Path command under the Path menu before saving. 
  3. In order to reduce the issues with opening an Inkscape SVG in Corel Draw,