Make sure you are in a 2D format. The laser cutter will not read 3D files.
The maximum size of material is 31-3/4" x 17-3/4". A minimum of 1/4" extra material around the part is required on all sides. This is due to the laser cutters tolerance offset.
Use separate layers for Cut and Etch. Linetypes should be set to DEFAULT, otherwise they will read as a hatch. Note: Hatch will take longer to cut, and cost more money.
Share lines; sharing lines will make your file more efficient and save you time and money
Cutting should occur after scoring so the pieces don't become loose as you etch.
Don't forget to run “OVERKILL” command to clean up overlapping lines. The “Overkill” command may need to be performed more than once.
Remove educational plot stamp; save “dwg file” to a “dxf file,” open your “dxf file” and save it back to a “dwg file”
Use correct power and speed settings
Universal laser pen setting
If Universal Pen settings are missing, they can be found on the “S:/drive” in the Library folder > Laser folder > “Universal Laser.ctb” should be dragged into AutoCad Plot Style Manager (located under the Print Tad)
Select Laser Cutter as your plotter
You must have flat material, no waves or bends. Pay attention to the material you purchase and how you store it.
Please remove only one side of acrylic protective sheet.
In order to pick up your completed laser cuts, you must have sufficient funds on Campus Cash Account.