Draw all parts with ordinary lines-no traces, polylines or blocks
If using AutoCAD, make sure parts are in the world coordinate system
Draw all parts in the X, Y plane
Purge all unused layers, blocks
Scale drawing to desired size
Set units to 4 decimal places
Group parts from same material on sheets no larger than 48" x 54".
Call us to determine how to lay out parts larger than 48" x 54".
Label each sheet with the material and thickness desired
Pack parts with spacing of no less than 1/8"
Layer scores and cutouts following this format: Type of Cut - Layer Name
Score - Score Inside Cutouts - Incut Outside Cutouts - Outcut
We accept DWG, DXF and IGES files
Make sure there are no duplicate or overlapping lines (this will cause
the laser to cut in the same place twice and yield an undesirable
Because the laser beam has a width of .006" - .008", your parts will
end up about .006" - .008" smaller than your drawing. Normally, this is
not significant. However, if you need to keep these tolerances, you can
offset your cut line .004" to compensate for the beam.
By following the above guidelines, you will minimize our CAD time and
your final cost. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call us
at (203) 562-8400 USA.