I find Inkscape a bit frustrating to use, and apparently from what I'm reading on the net, I'm not alone.
I wanted to create a design for an egg that had some text surrounded by a pattern. It took a while but I finally found a good tutorial on clipping in Inkscape, and produced a lovely design. It won't print correctly on the Eggbot though, because clipping in Inkscape only hides part of the drawing, it doesn't actually delete it, and when you go to send it to the Eggbot, all of the original design prints.
I've been looking around for an extension to Inkscape that would actually do the cutting, but haven't found one. I could export the drawing and do this in Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator, I suppose, but it seems like a real shortfall that Inkscape can't do this. Does anyone know how to get Inkscape to use one object to clip another in a way that leaves all of the lines outside of the area being clipped?