Design

How to prepare a killer design file for laser cutting.

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23 articles in this collection
Written by Dan Devorkin, Dan Emery, and Shannon Birt

Getting started with design

Design article index
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

How do I get a vector design file (to get a quote)?

6 ways to get create or source a vector design file.
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

What design software & file type should I use?

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Written by Dan Devorkin
Updated over a week ago

Do you have templates available to use?

What happened to the templates..
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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago

Can I use a JPEG or PNG file?

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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

Can I use a STL or STEP file?

How to save your files for laser cutting
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

Can I use Sketchup to create my design?

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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago

Can I use Photoshop to create my design?

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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago

How should I specify laser actions?

How many colors should I use in my design?
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Written by Dan Devorkin
Updated over a week ago

How much material does the laser burn away?

Designing for Kerf
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

What size can I make my part / what material sizes are available?

Your maximum part size = our maximum material sheet size
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Written by Dan Devorkin
Updated over a week ago

How do I design for highest quality?

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Updated over a week ago

How do I design for lowest price?

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Written by Dan Devorkin
Updated over a week ago

Interlocking 3D laser cut designs

Design tips for improving fit
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

Why is my DXF file is not uploading?

How to save DXF files to ensure they upload successfully
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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago

Why does my online design proof look different to the design on my computer?

When your design proof doesn't look as expected...
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

Why is my design a different size?

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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago

Where did the text in my design go?

How to create a design with fonts & text.
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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago

Why does the area engraving on my online proof look wrong?

Make sure your area engraving turns out well
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

Dashed lines and other appearances

Expand your appearances to vectors so they work for laser cutting
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

How do I design for laser cut metal?

Specific design requirements for metal parts.
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Written by Dan Emery
Updated this week

How to remove duplicate lines in AutoCAD, Illustrator & Inkscape

Prevent excessive burning and save money
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Written by Shannon Birt
Updated over a week ago

Photochemical Machining Design Guide

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Written by Dan Emery
Updated over a week ago