Interested in laser cutting but intimidated by the software required to make a file? You're not alone! This Instructable will demystify the magic of laser cut files and get you on your way to your first project.
I make most of my laser cut files using Illustrator. Illustrator is a vector based program that outputs laser cutter friendly .ai files. It includes a lot of tools and shortcuts that make putting together a file more efficient.
Step 1: Open the program and create a new document
Let's start by opening the program and creating a new document.
File > New
The hot key for this is crtl + n
Enter the document name and dimensions