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Create your own DXF file with Onshape

Perspex shapes

Would you like to order a specific laser-cut or milled shape? You can do this by making a DXF file. View our video tutorials and learn how you can easily create a DXF file yourself with Onshape.

Tutorial 1: Create an account in Onshape – Create a DXF with Onshape

In the video below, we explain how to create your Onshape account. Choose an account for DIYers and crafters. Now, you’re ready to make your first drawing in Onshape.

 

Tutorial 2: My first model – Create a DXF with Onshape

In this tutorial, we show you how to create a model in Onshape. Choose a public document. Happy with your design? Export your model as a DXF file. You can upload this file to our website when you place your order.

 

Tutorial 3: Making round shapes – Create a DXF with Onshape

Creating a round shape is straightforward once you’ve watched the video below. We also explain how to create a hole in your design.

 

Tutorial 4: Drawing a rectangle with mounting holes – Create a DXF with Onshape

Would you like to order a panel with mounting holes? In the video below, we show you how to make this design in Onshape.

 

Tutorial 5: Drawing a rectangle with rounded corners – Create a DXF with Onshape

You can order a rectangle with rounded corners cut to size from us. In the tutorial below, we explain how to make this design in Onshape.

 

Tutorial 6: Making a triangle – Create a DXF with Onshape

In this video, we explain how to design a triangle in Onshape.

 

Tutorial 7: Rectangle with a piece cut out – Create a DXF with Onshape

Would you like to order a sheet with a piece cut out? In this video, we explain how to make your design in Onshape by ‘trimming’.

 

Tutorial 8: Triangle with uneven sides – Create a DXF with Onshape

In this video, we show you how to design a triangle with uneven sides in Onshape.

 

Tutorial 9: Rectangle with a diagonal piece cut out – Create a DXF with Onshape

Would you like to order a panel with a diagonal piece cut out? This video explains how to make this type of design in Onshape by ‘trimming’.

 

Tutorial 10: Separate letters or numbers – Create a DXF with Onshape

In this tutorial, we show you how to make a DXF file with letters or numbers.

 

Tutorial 11: Making a nameplate – Create a DXF with Onshape

Would you like to have a nameplate made of acrylic sheet? View the tutorial below. Please note: only the Allerta Stencil font is suitable for cutting.

 

Do you have any questions about designing in Onshape after completing the above tutorials? Unfortunately, we’re unable to answer questions about this programme via our customer service. You’ll find more detailed information on the Onshape website.