Checklist

Before sending the files please ensure you have done the following

  • Check scale is correct for laser cutting
  • File measurements in mm
  • Ungrouped all objects
  • Cleaned up file
  • Check thickness of parts
    • anything less than the material thickness or 1.5mm(whichever is greater) cannot be guaranteed to stay together checked for double/overlapping lines
  • Checked for double/overlapping lines
    • no shared lines on shapes
  • Ensured all objects are outlines with no infill
  • Included a key to colours
  • All sheets in one file, laid out as per material sizes and labelled clearly with material, thickness and colour
  • Ensure suitable margin around edge of file – do not use edge of material within designs
  • Saved preferably in .ai adobe illustrator cs6 or earlier, or dxf 2000 or earlier file format
  • Named the file in the following format

firstnamesecondname_thickness&material_sheetsize(ifrequired)_date/filename

Format for Saving Files

  • From Adobe Illustrator: Save as .ai format – CS5 or earlier
  • From AutoCad: Save as .dxf 2000 or earlier
  • From other vector programs (ie:Inkscape): Save as a .dxf 2000, .pdf or .ai. (If there are none of the above, contact us directly and we will try and help you out.)

Format for Saving Files

  • From Adobe Illustrator: Save as .ai format – CS5 or earlier
  • From AutoCad: Save as .dxf 2000 or earlier
  • From other vector programs (ie:Inkscape): Save as a .dxf 2000, .pdf or .ai. (If there are none of the above, contact us directly and we will try and help you out.)