I wanted to create a small model of a laptop pad to stop it from overheating using Draftsight and then use the laser cutter to cut it.
Here are the commands I used to create the drawing:
L to draw lines
C to draw circles
Co to copy
M to move
Tr to trim
Sc to scale
T to add text
Modify à entity à polylineàjoin to join lines together into one polyline
Then I modified the design to be more practical and use the material more wisely so I added a text just to test the engraving function.
I also created another small shape to calculate the kerf and make sure that the joints would fit perfectly.
I used inkscape to get the outlines of the logo photo as I intended to put it on the design then I changed my mind.
I used inkscape to get the outlines of the logo photo as I intended to put it on the design then I changed my mind. Here is how to do it:
load or import the image, select it, and select the Path > Trace Bitmap item
Engraving settings :
I also mapped the colors as follows : Joints’ slits --> green, Internal parts--> red, Outer lines --> yellow, Engraving--> black.
I believe the kerf was very precise and accurate. In fact everything fits perfectly in place.