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Software and templates

Wat heb ik nodig?

Voor lasersnijden heb je een vector-tekening nodig, dit is een digitale tekening die bestaat uit lijnen. Je kunt hiervoor programma's zoals Adobe Illustrator, AutoCad en Rhinoceros gebruiken. Werk volgens onze tekenregels zodat je tekening correct wordt ingelezen.

Tekening opmaken

Maak je tekening op volgens de onderstaande regels om direct te kunnen bestellen. Je kunt hiervoor vrijwel elk vector-editing programma gebruiken.

Bestandstypes

DWG, DXF, AI, PDF

Schaal

1:1

Eenheid

Millimeters

Maximale afmeting

1200x600 mm

Outlines

Zet tekst en vlakvullingen om in outlines

Schone bestanden

Geen maataanduidingen, kaders, centerlijnen etc

Laagnaam en lijnkleur

Zoals hieronder beschreven

Layers and colors

Use the correct layer name and line color for laser cutting or engraving.
The preview in the uploader shows how your drawing is loaded , we produce what the preview shows.

Colour Layer name Line type
To cut Blue (rgb 0,0,255) to cut lines, polylines, curves, splines
Line engraving Red (rgb 255.0.0) line engraving lines, polylines, curves, splines
Surface engraving Magenta (rgb 255,0,255) surface engraving Closed lines, polylines, curves and splines

Also view the tutorial How do I make an engraving?

Tekentips

Zet tekstelementen om naar vectorlijnen

Zet vormen om in lijnen volgens de tekenregels

Zet overlappende vlakgravures om naar vormen

Overlappende snijlijnen samenvoegen

Teken een kader rond gravures om ze te uploaden

Nesting

If you need different parts of the same material, you can combine them into one drawing (nest). Read here how nesting works

Cut width

The cutting width of the laser beam, or cutting loss, is between 0.15 and 0.2 mm depending on the material.

When you draw a line, half of the cutting width disappears on both sides.
An example with a cutting width of 0.2 mm:

You can compensate for the cutting width in your drawing. This is necessary, for example, to make tight connections.

Video

Software and templates

It is not necessary to use a template, but it will help you get started quickly.

Autocad

Export to .dwg 2004 natural

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

Adobe Illustrator

Export to .ai (pdf compatibility enabled)

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

Rhinoceros

Export to .dxf 2004 natural

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

Inkscape

Export to .pdf

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

SolidWorks

Export to .dxf

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

Onshape

Export to .pdf (drawings or .dxf (parts)

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

SketchUp Pro

Export to .pdf

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

Vectorworks

Export to .pdf

View tutorial for drawing layout in Autocad.

Download template for laser cutting in Autocad.

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