We only accept the following three vector editing software. InkScape is FREE!
- Inkscape - Free! Easy to use for beginners, but some functionality is lacking. Download it here!
- CorelDRAW - the prefered professional software for designing laser cut parts. Many useful shortcuts in this program that are so helpful!
- Adobe Illustrator - a popular professional program, but doesn't have some shortcuts that make file set up easier. Occasionally imports with odd errors like fills instead of lines, half moons instead of circles.
We DO NOT accept files created in programs like SolidWorks or any other CAD software. Many programs do not save the color coding correctly, or otherwise alter shapes and lines when exporting to PDF. Bottom line: we have had too many issues with CAD software and customers were ultimately unhappy with the cutting results.
Always be sure to double check your file for hidden layers, check the color mode, check your line widths and use our file checker!