Mac/illustrator help for laser cutter


#1

Hello. I use illustrator on my MacBook to create my files for laser cutting but I can’t get them onto the software at hack. The only way I’ve managed in the past is Andy resaving them on his laptop first. Has anyone else any advice on how I can do this as I know Andy isn’t around as much any more??


#2

Hello.

Instead of saving the files, try to export instead using the *.dxf file format.

Settings:
Autocad: 2010/2011/2012
scale: 1 , millimeters, 1 (unit)
Colour and file format: True Colour, *.PNG
Further options: Enable ‘Further Editability’

That should, at the very least, give you a working *.dxf file that should be read by the laser software.


#3

Thanks for your suggestions!

I have just tried those settings now (I think I’ve got an old illustrator version as I can only choose 2004/2005/2006 version. I’m going to try it tomorrow afternoon so fingers crossed it works!

Thanks again :blush:


#4

Hello Everyone @binkythebomb , I’ve used the exact same file settings and saving system as Anneli and unfortunately for me the laser cutter software would not open my files. I know Anneli eventually managed to get them to open and work so thats fab.

I was just wondering whether we could put 2d Tech Soft onto the computer and use that aswell as the other software?? Just as it works well with illustrator files.

Thankyou.


#5

The laser cutter only works with Laser Cut 5, so unfortunately your files will need to be compatible with that software