How to draw and INSERT AN ORDER

The  purchasing process is very simple and linear, just follow some simple steps.
If you need support for creating a DXF drawing contact us, we will help you.

Step 1 - Prepare the drawing:

The drawing you send us must be of the  vectorial type, in DXF format. The DXF format (Drawing Interchange Format or Drawing Exchange Format) is a format for CAD (Computer Aided Design) type files created by Autodesk®, as a solution for exchanging data between AutoCAD®  and other programs. Currently the majority of vectorial drawing software supports the DXF format.

The DFX file you send us must respect some extremely important rules:

  1. the drawing must be of natural scale using the mm (millimetre) as the unit of measurement. This means that a rectangle of size 10x15 cm (centimetres) should be drawn as 100x150 mm. Esempio disegno non adatto
  2. Remember that your drawing is laser cut identically to the drawing that you have sent us.   To better understand how drawings are laser cut, imagine this operation:  place an open hand on a sheet of white paper and move a pen around that same hand to create its contour. Comparing the operation just mentioned with the laser cutting process, the sheet of paper can be compared to the metal sheet, the hand contour to the DXF drawing and the pen to the laser beam that cuts the corresponding hand contour.
  3. Everything present in your drawing (DXF) will be cut by the laser, therefore remember to "erase" from the drawing you send us all elements that do not have to be cut, for example text, dimensions, reference lines, fillings, cross hatching, title blocks, etc. Careful: the objects and elements that are not to be cut must be "erased" and not just hidden using hidden and/or frozen objects and layers options.
    1. An example of a drawing that is not suitable for laser cutting, with elements that are not to be cut such as title block, text, quotas, auxiliary views, fold lines, etc.  The drawing, in addition, is not in natural scale.
    2. The zoom shows an example of a drawing that is suitable for being laser cut, where all the elements in the previous drawing that did not have to be cut have been removed, leaving only the elements that the laser cut has to follow. The drawing, in addition, has been brought to natural scale using mm as the unit of measurement.
  4. The drawing you send us must be 2D and not 3D, which means that the Z axis must always have a value of "0".
  5. There must not be any overlapping or co-linear lines, arcs or circles because the laser will pass over them more than once, increasing the cutting time and burning the metal sheet in the relative area.
  6. Read the text on the technological limits of cutting metal sheets with laser and make sure these limits are compatible with your project.

Step 2 - Load the drawing:

Press the "Browse" push-button and select the previously prepared DXF file.

Step 3 - Select the sheet format:

The sheet format defines an area of metal sheet inside which your drawing can be inserted. There are 5 standard formats and one non-standard format:

Formats of the metal sheets:
A4 - 210 x 297 mm
A3 - 297 x 420 mm
A2 - 420 x 594 mm
A1 - 594 x 840 mm
A0 - 840 x 1188 mm
Non-standard - maximum size 1500 x 3000 mm

When choosing the format make sure the drawing remains inside the measurements, otherwise our software will inform you that the format is too small for the drawing and will propose using the Non-standard format, which results in a price increase.

Step 4 - Choose the thickness:

You can choose the sheet thickness by clicking on the drop-down menu. If the thickness you want is not in the menu, you can send us a request using the support instruments.

Step 5 - Insert the quantity of metal sheets to be cut:

Insert in this field the quantity of metal sheets we have to cut for the inserted drawing.

Step 6 - Insert notes:

If you feel it necessary, you can insert some notes about the loaded design in this field.