[Lab] solidwork's drawing and laser(Yaroslav Malyshev)
ryanstec at artengine.ca
Tue May 1 13:39:07 EDT 2012
What I noticed with the PDFs was more that it was not accurate with scale.
Somewhere the PDFs seems to change size, but was not always clear how to
I send files directly from Adobe Illustrator to the Laser and it works very
If printing from SolidWorks does not seem to work. I would export as DWG
rather than PDF and open it in InkScape. Line weight is key to make sure
the laser does what you need so a DWG also for more editing possibilities.
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:48 PM, <technical at artengine.ca> wrote:
> 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
> > --
> > http://n0m1.com/
> > 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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