Download the laser cutting template here.
This AutoCAD .dwg template can be used by students. It has the layers and line type calibrated properly for optimal cutting. The layers correspond to the cutting order and depth. Vectors to be scored should be kept on the red, green and yellow layers respectively. Vectors to be cut should be kept on the blue, magenta and cyan layers respectively. When cutting intense patterns or very close lines, make sure to distribute the cuts on different “cut line” color layers so that the laser jumps around and minimizes the chance of fire and damage to your job.
The template’s size is adjusted to the size of the laser bed (32" x 18") and should remain untouched. It is advised that you keep vectors inside the dotted line to ensure they are not cropped and/or missed by the laser.
Please align your file to the top left-hand corner of the template whenever possible.
If you have multiple files to cut, simply copy the template on the same file. If there are different materials, simply label each copied template with the corresponding material type.
Do not forget to run the ‘overkill’ command in AutoCAD to guarantee that any duplicate lines are eliminated.