Using AutoCad with Glowforge

How to prepare a design for use with GF

There are a few short tutorials that you will want to read below. DXF is not a file type natively recognized by the Glowforge, but you can export the DXF file into a program like Inkscape or Illustrator and convert it into an SVG file or PDF for the Glowforge to read.

Most of the concepts described in those tutorials can be performed in AutoCad. But you do need to understand the basics of how the laser interprets what you send it, before you can put designs together for it. :slightly_smiling_face:

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PDF your output using colours and fills and go straight to the App. Inkscape is great, but you can skip that step and stay in the work space you are familiar with.

Problems and support is for technical issues with the machine or UI. I’ve moved this to an appropriate forum.

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