I admittedly am not a master of CAD. Therefore my designs have been generated in nothing other than PowerPoint and then saved as a PDF. I found I can actually do a lot and the accuracy is up to 1/8" which is the thickness of the material so it works out nicely. The laser does pass over cuts more than once using this method so it’s not perfect but it is what I have at the moment. (Disclaimer done)
I wanted to be able to place material securely that is smaller than the bed. I also wanted it to be secure enough to potentially remove the held material and then place it back onto the bed in the same position. I came up with some holders that I can use as magnetic edge guides. I used 1/4" draftboard and some rare earth magnets from Amazon.com "Neodymium Magnets N52 Super Strong – Pack of 12 Powerful Rare Earth Magnets – Round 1.26"D x 0.06" Thin Magnetic Discs – Craft, Science or DIY Magnets ". board Holder V4.pdf (6.8 KB)
I hope others find this useful as well. I do plan to learn Fusion 360 to make more complex and more accurate designs but you have to start somewhere right?