Recommended Software

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Adobe Illustrator

It’s perfect for decorative designs, signage, simple parts, flat parts.

Always send us your orginial ai file, single layer, all shapes merged. We’ll take care of any conversions on our end.
Designing for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

AutoCAD

It’s good for technical parts, robotics, prototypes.

Send us a DXF, 2-dimensional, 1:1 scale, no notes, borders or dimensions.

SolidWorks

This is the industry standard. Great for parts with bends, multi-part assemblies, prototypes. Expensive, but a reduced cost option is available with an EAA membership or if you are a student.

Send us a DXF that is 2-dimensional, 1:1 scale, no notes, borders or dimensions.
Exporting to DXF from SolidWorks

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Fusion360

Great for parts with bends, multi-part assemblies, prototypes. Even better, it’s free for personal use.

Send us a DXF from the sketch, 2-dimensional, 1:1 scale, no notes, borders or dimensions.
Exporting to DXF From Fusion360

Inkccape

It’s good for decorative designs, signage, simple parts, flat parts. It’s FREE.

Always send us the eps file. To scale, shapes merged, single layer.

Designing for Laser Cutting in Inkscape

Now that you have the software…

You’re almost ready to send us your first file. Before you start designing, take a look at our design guidelines for our different services.

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