Laser Cutting Tutorials: Prepare your 2D file
To laser cut or engrave an object, you’ll need a vectorial file. There are some simple and effective rules to ensure your file’s compatibility with laser cutting. Double lines and no consideration of the kerf can reduce the quality of the final laser cut. It’s equally important to double check the design itself to avoid those imperfections.
In this section,
you'll find all the information you’ll need to ensure that your file
can be laser cut with the program you’re using. You’ll learn to:
- Design a file for laser cutting
- Export your file (according to laser cutting necessities)
- Detect and avoid the errors that can arise during the modelling process
Prepare your file for Laser Cutting using your favorite software.
Illustrator: prepare your file for Laser Cutting
This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 2D files for Laser Cutting with Illustrator.
SketchUp: prepare your file for Laser Cutting
This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 2D files for Laser Cutting with SketchUp.
Inkscape: prepare your file for Laser Cutting
This tutorial will teach you how to fix and export a pre-existing 2D file for Laser Cutting with Inkscape.
More tutorials coming soon!
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