[KwartzLab] Cad software for laser cutter?
agnes.niewiadomski at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 10:55:19 EST 2012
I use Adobe Illustrator to make my designs. Export as dxf. There are some
more details about how to save properly using this program in the wiki.
I had a similar idea for the book safe...haven't tested it, but it
obviously won't cut through all pages in the book in one pass. Wondering if
you would have issues refocusing the laser each time?
On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Michael Hiemstra <onecog2many at gmail.com>wrote:
> Cool. I'll have to check that one out too.
> On Mar 10, 2012 10:25 AM, "Jonathan Lamothe" <jonathan at jlamothe.net>
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>> On 12-03-10 09:42 AM, Michael Hiemstra wrote:
>> > Quick question. If a friend of Kwartzlab were to come on a TON
>> > night and want to use the laser cutter, what software should be
>> > used to design the cutting pattern?
>> > I'm thinking of making book safes with a cutout more detailed than
>> > the rectangles I can manage with an exacto knife.
>> I've heard good things about LibreCAD. If you're familiar with
>> AutoCAD, this is probably a good way to go as the dxf exporting
>> process is reportedly much more straight-forward.
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>> Jonathan Lamothe
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