How to export from QCAD?

If you need to export a file from QCAD, great news! You can save the file natively within QCAD – no special export process needed. Just press Ctrl+Shift+S to save the file in either the DXF or DWG format.

Whether you’re a CAD pro or just starting out, QCAD is useful for reviewing two-dimensional DXF or DWG files to ensure they’re ready for production. We frequently recommend QCAD for its simple interface and low cost (it’s free if you don’t need the professional add-on).

We have guidance on reviewing designs in QCAD here: How To Preflight Your Designs Using QCAD

After saving your design as a DXF or DWG at 1:1 scaling, you should be able to upload it directly to our website for instant pricing. Confirm the overall dimensions and units are correct in the part preview. Use our file setup checklist to ensure your 2D file is cut-ready!

In Summary

How do I export from QCAD?

You can save the file natively within QCAD – no special export process is needed. Just press Ctrl+Shift+S to save the file in either the DXF or DWG format.

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..313″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″