K40 whisperer and "no vector found" error msg when attempting to cut or engrave vector

Hello
I have k40 40 w desktop. I use k40 whisperer and inkscape. When attempting to cut or engrave vector i receive error stating no vector found.
Even though color is changed in inkscape to red 255. How can i troubleshoot and correct to cut. Thank you in advance for advice.

Can you upload an example SVG which illustrates the problem?

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I am having the same issue!

Anything I make in Inkscape is raster settings, even though I have followed all the instructions on how to make vector lines. Colour is 255, tried multiple thicknesses, fill is off, tried tracing bitmap, everything I can think of.

But I have a downloaded cut file that has red vector lines that Whisperer recognises, so there is no issue with Inkscape or Whisperer. I have put my own red stroke line inside the downloaded one and tweaked every setting I can one at a time but still can’t get it to recognise it as a red vector cut instead of raster. Comes up grey in Whisperer. Have read the manual and watched countless youtube tutorials. Getting frustrated!
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so on the uploaded SVG, the outer red line is the downloaded cut file I have that Whisp, recognises as cut. The inner red box is my own but won’t recognise as cut.

That inner rectangle with the thicker stroke uses a gradient for the stroke paint. That doesn’t work. It needs to be a flat color.

Select that rectangle and then over in the Fill and Stroke dialog, go to the Stroke paint tab and click on the flat color icon (the second one from the left). Then set the color to red.

If you got a palette with red, you can also just Shift + click on the color to set the stroke to red. Clicking without Shift sets the fill color.

I made two laser cutting palettes. If you want to use them, put them into Inkscape’s palettes directory.

Laser Cutting.gpl (red, blue, and black to white in 5% steps)

GIMP Palette
Name: Laser Cutting

Columns: 3
255   0   0 red  (#ff0000) - vector cut
  0   0 255 blue (#0000ff) - vector engrave
  0   0   0 100% engrave (#000000) - black
 13  13  13  95% engrave (#0d0d0d)
 26  26  26  90% engrave (#1a1a1a)
 38  38  38  85% engrave (#262626)
 51  51  51  80% engrave (#333333)
 64  64  64  75% engrave (#404040)
 77  77  77  70% engrave (#4d4d4d)
 89  89  89  65% engrave (#595959)
102 102 102  60% engrave (#666666)
115 115 115  55% engrave (#737373)
128 128 128  50% engrave (#808080)
140 140 140  45% engrave (#8c8c8c)
153 153 153  40% engrave (#999999)
166 166 166  35% engrave (#a6a6a6)
179 179 179  30% engrave (#b3b3b3)
191 191 191  25% engrave (#bfbfbf)
204 204 204  20% engrave (#cccccc)
217 217 217  15% engrave (#d9d9d9)
230 230 230  10% engrave (#e6e6e6)
242 242 242   5% engrave (#f2f2f2)
255 255 255   0% engrave (#ffffff) - white

Trotec.gpl (JobControl’s 16 predefined process colors + white)

GIMP Palette
Name: Trotec

Columns: 3
  0   0   0  #1 black (#000000)
255 255 255  white (#ffffff)
255   0   0  #2 red (#ff0000)
  0   0 255  #3 blue (#0000ff)
 51 102 153  #4 desert (#336699)
  0 255 255  #5 cyan (#00ffff)
  0 255   0  #6 green (#00ff00)
  0 153  51  #7 grass (#009933)
  0 102  51  #8 forest (#006633)
153 153  51  #9 olive (#999933)
153 102  51 #10 brown (#996633)
102  51   0 #11 walnut (#663300)
102   0 102 #12 plum (#660066)
153   0 204 #13 purple (#9900CC)
255   0 255 #14 magenta (#ff00ff)
255 102   0 #15 orange (#ff6600)
255 255   0 #16 yellow (#ffff00)
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