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Welcome to the SendCutSend blog. We are continually updating our resources to help you design the best parts possible. You'll find ideas, design tips, and tutorials.

Give your Designs Dimension Using Standoffs

Give your Designs Dimension Using Standoffs

Standoffs are a great tool for mounting, and adding dimension to your designs. We'll show you some examples of how to use them and the required specifications.

Overlapping/Connected Lines and Shapes

Overlapping/Connected Lines and Shapes

When cutting with the laser, two objects cannot share the same line. Similarly, two lines cannot intersect. Learn how to identify and fix these two issues.
Finding and Fixing Open Contours

Finding and Fixing Open Contours

Learn how to identify and fix open contours (broken geometry) in your designs for the laser-cutter.
Creating Bridges for Nested Shapes

Creating Bridges for Nested Shapes

Don't lose critical parts of your design! In this tutorial we'll teach you how to add bridges to nested shapes.
Flower Coasters

Flower Coasters

Download this set of flower-shaped coaster for the laser cutter. They look great in any metal!
Designing for Laser Cutting in Inkscape

Designing for Laser Cutting in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll cover all the basics for designing for laser cutting in Inkscape.
Merging and Welding Shapes in Inkscape

Merging and Welding Shapes in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll show you how to combine, unite and exclude your objects in Inkscape.

Converting to Vector in Inkscape

Converting to Vector in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll show you how to convert a raster image to vector using Inkscape's Trace Bitmap feature.
Preparing Text for Laser Cutting in InkScape

Preparing Text for Laser Cutting in InkScape

Learn how to create vector shapes from text using Inkscape. You'll also learn how to create bridges for reversed type.
Coverting to Vector in Illustrator

Coverting to Vector in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to convert a raster image to vector using Illustrator's Image Trace feature.
Welding and Merging Shapes in Illustrator

Welding and Merging Shapes in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to merge, weld and exclude your objects in Illustrator.
Preparing Your Text for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

Preparing Your Text for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to turn your text into vector shapes and create bridges for reversed text.
Designing for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

Designing for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll cover all the basics for designing for laser cutting in Adobe Illustrator.