[Lab] solidwork's drawing and laser(Yaroslav Malyshev)

technical at artengine.ca technical at artengine.ca
Tue May 1 12:48:35 EDT 2012

To be honest I've never used SolidWorks.  The Laser does take PDFs, but we
have noticed that not all PDFs exported from every program seem to keep
the right information the laser needs.

My advice:
First. try the PDF from Solid works, see if it does work on the laser.

Second. if you have a laptop, try hooking your laptop with solidworks up
to the laser and printing right from solidworks

Third. Try to export a PDF from Solidworks and bring it into Inkscape and
export to PDF again.

Let me know if any of this works.

> If you have made a drawing from the part in Solidworks, there are a
> bunch of alternative formats you can save as (DWG, DXF, AI & PDF).
> I think the laser will accept PDF but I have no experience with it.
> Michael
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>   On 4/27/2012 5:26 PM, Yaroslav Malyshev wrote:
>> Good afternoon.
>> I created part for my project in SolidWorks2011 student design kit,
>> which I took in the lab. I want to cut this part on the laser, but
>> Inkscape doesn't work with solidwork's file format. Can I use
>> solidwork's drawing for laser or need to convert my drawing in format,
>> which inkscape can read? If it need to do, how do it? I can't find it
>> in the solidwork.
>> Cheers,
>> Malyshev Yaroslav
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