How to set up my file in Solidworks?

File setup checklist for Solidworks:

  • 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 have open contours
  • All shapes have been united, combined or merged
  • All text has been converted to outlines or paths
  • Cut-out text (reversed text) has bridges or has been stencilized

For more information on file setup and designing laser cut parts in Solidworks, check out our Solidworks blog posts.

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