FAQ Category: File Setup

How to set up my file in Inkscape?

File setup checklist for Inkscape: File is exported as an .eps All holes and cutouts are at least 50% material thickness File is built at a 1:1 scale, preferably in inch units All objects are on the same layer All stray points, duplicate lines, empty objects and text areas have been removed No shapes

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How do I set up my file for tapping?

When setting up your design for tapping, make sure that the holes are sized to the correct drill size corresponding to your needed tap size. Reference this helpful drill and tap size chart to see what your part needs.  For ideal thread engagement, your tapped hole should be 1-1.5X the bolt diameter. For example,

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How to set up my file in Fusion360?

File setup checklist for Fusion360: File is exported as a DXF All holes and cutouts are at least 50% material thickness File is built at a 1:1 scale, preferably in inch units All objects are on the same layer All stray points, duplicate lines, empty objects and text areas have been removed No shapes

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What file type/format can I send you?

To receive an automated quote, we accept Adobe Illustrator (.ai), vector-based .eps files, and .DXF files. For custom quotes, we can accept most vector-based file types. We do not accept .STL mesh-based files, raster files, or photographs. Adobe Illustrator .ai CorelDraw .eps Solidworks .dxf Fusion360 .dxf Inkscape .eps AutoCAD .dxf If you design your

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Everything you need to know to design for laser-cutting, CNC routing, bending, and tapping.

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