Laser Cutting with Rhinoceros

Units and Scale

  1. Have artwork drawn at actual size in the Top Viewport(in inches)
  2. To change units to inches type in “units” command and change to inches.
  3. In default layer, draw a reference rectangle the size of the material sheet (max 18” x 32”) and allow for 1/8” margin for the border of the material.

 


RED – laser cutting lines

  1. Set stroke to true color red (RGB 255,0,0)
  2. Set line weight to .01”
  3. Put in a layer called “cut”

 


BLUE – vector engraving/ scoring lines

  1. Set stroke to true color blue (RGB 0,0,255)
  2. Set line weight to .01”
  3. Put in a layer called “score”

BLACK – raster engraving

  1. Raster engraving in Rhinoceros must be solid hatches set to black RGB 0,0,0
  2. Put in layer called “engrave”

 


Cleaning up overlapping components

Make sure to remove overlapping/ duplicate lines and polylines.

If you have duplicate lines on top of eachother, the project will take much longer and you risk damaging the material or the laser cutting machine.