How to export from TurboCAD?

When exporting a design file from TurboCAD, the program often creates duplicate and intersecting paths that our lasers cannot process. This happens sometimes when a 2D flat pattern is exported from a 3D design. For this reason, we recommend that you use one of our recommended software instead.

However, if you only have access to TurboCAD, export your design as a two-dimensional DXF or DWG format file at 1:1 scaling in either inch or millimeter units. Make sure that only a single set of cut paths is present showing the flat cut pattern of the part.

There is a tool in TurboCAD that could help clean the file up: Remove Overlapping Entities Tool

We have more information about our design requirements here: SendCutSend Design Guidelines

Once your file is exported as a DXF or DWG at 1:1 scaling, you should be able to upload it directly to our website for an instant quote. 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!

For general preflight, the free, open source program QCAD is great for checking 2D files. We have guidance on reviewing designs in QCAD here: How To Preflight Your Designs Using QCAD

In Summary

How do I export from TurboCAD?

TurboCAD is not one of our recommended softwares. TurboCAD often creates duplicate and intersecting paths that our lasers cannot process. If you only have access to TurboCAD, export your design as a two-dimensional DXF or DWG format file at 1:1 scaling in either inch or millimeter units. Make sure that only a single set of cut paths is present showing the flat cut pattern of the part.

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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″