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Material Guidelines

Material Guidelines

The better the file you send, the sooner you will get your tracks.
Read our guidelines below before submitting your first file.

File formats
Automatically accepted files
We only accept vector files for laser. We are currently accepting DXF (more coming soon) in our automated online bidder.
Offer for Special File Formats
Offer for Special File Formats
We welcome dwg,ai, eps and .step files, but they will not work on our system (for now). We have a special offer form where you can download them. You can contact us here.
Sketch Scale
Drawing scale
Check the dimensions of your piece. Make sure the part is on a 1: 1 scale and the unit of measure is "mm".
The file must only include the parts that are to be cut
The file must only include the parts that are to be cut
Make sure to remove instructions, dimensions, scales, and borders from your file to save time. You should only be sending us the part you want to cut. If you want to give different information about the part, please make a note in your order. If we have any further questions, we will contact you immediately.
The file must include one sketch only.
The file must include one sketch only.
  We will do the placement of the parts. Upload your file with a part in it, send it to us and use the quantity field to specify how many you want. Add different parts to the basket one by one. You can be sure that your parts are placed correctly.
All the text in the sketch must be converted into shapes or outlines
All the text in the sketch must be converted into shapes or outlines
  Laser cannot cut live text, so it must be converted into shapes. The easiest way to find out if your text is live is to highlight it with your cursor.
The shapes must be connected
The shapes must be connected
  All shapes marked in red on the right will disappear as they are not connected in the right part. You can solve this by creating hyperlinks as you can see in the example on the left.
Smallest part dimensions
Smallest part dimensions
  It may not be possible to cut holes or discharges that are smaller than the material thickness, there may be problems in cutting quality and precision.
There should not be contradicting lines
There should not be contradicting lines
  Check your design to make sure the two pieces don't touch or share a line. Make sure that no lines overlap or intersect.
There should be no empty objects or open contours in your file
There should be no empty objects or open contours in your file
  Open contours are a fancy way of saying that your drawing isn't all-around. It will follow your laser drawing. If your drawing stops, the laser also stops.
Shape and Design of the Part
Shape and Design of the Part
  Before you design your first sign, consider the installation. A little pre-planning can save you a lot of time in the end. Here are the three basic sign styles.