Vector files ( eg: cad exports: svg / eps / dxf ) describe shapes as a series of X,Y positions connected by lines and curves. This differs from Raster images (eg: digital photos: jpeg / png / tiff) which describe images as dots / pixels each with their own color values.
SVG files can be published directly from a variety 2d software packages.
- Adobe Illustrator
3d cad packages usually export vectors as dxf files which can be color coded in the apps mentioned above ready for cutting with Origin. Here is a video tutorial outlining the process in Illustrator.
Shapertools provides an app for Autodesk Fusion 360 which streamlines the workflow of exporting color coded SVG files. Fusion is able to interpret a wide range 3d and 2d file types. Consider installing Fusion even if only intend to export SVG files to Origin.
The Template sets the appropriate settings for you when using Illustrator. But if you are using another package or writing you own exporter here is essential information.
SVG files should be saved in real world units ( inches, mm ) although we do our best to interpret screen pixels as appropriate real world dimensions.
Use RGB color