Drawing rules for uploading a DXF file yourself

Would you like to upload your own DXF file so we can produce the desired shape for you? You can do this by using the drawing rules below. Then upload your DXF file to order your shape directly.

Here’s how to tackle it:

  • First, draw a 1:1 scale drawing using millimetres as the unit.
  • Keep the contour lines of your drawing as thin as possible (0.2 mm or thinner), and make sure that the lines form a closed whole.
  • Keep your DXF file simple: using circle, arc and line objects is best.
  • Ensure your drawing is as simple as possible: without measurements, hatching, tessellations or frames.
  • Upload one shape per DXF file; multiple shapes in one file are not allowed.
  • The minimum size of a mould is 5×5 cm for acrylic sheets and 10×10 cm for all other sheet types.
  • Is there an inside corner in your design? Then make sure you give it a radius of at least 2 mm (the larger, the better). This prevents pressure on the corner which might cause the sheet to break.
  • Export your file in millimetres and not in pixels, inches or centimetres.

Nice to know:

  • DXF files are custom-made by laser cutting or milling. We only laser acrylic sheets with a thickness of up to 15 mm – all other materials and thicknesses are milled. We do not offer processing such as line engraving or surface engraving.
  • Make sure you provide a DXF file type. Unfortunately, we cannot (yet) process other file types.
  • Please note that there is a deviation tolerance of approximately 0.2mm per cutting line.
  • The maximum allowed size for your drawing is 1 cm smaller in length and width than the chosen sheet size for acrylic sheets and 2 cm for all other sheet types.
  • Residual pieces are not included; they are recycled.
  • 3D production is not possible. The file needs to be provided in 2D.

Create your own DXF file with Onshape

View our video tutorials and learn how you can easily create a DXF file yourself with Onshape.

View our video tutorials

Drill holes

In the table below, you will find an overview of the minimum diameter for drill holes in different materials and sheet thicknesses. To produce the shape, all dimensions in the DXF file must have at least these dimensions.

Sheet thickness HPL/Trespa® ACP Solid PVC Foamed PVC PE Acrylic Polycarbonate
2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 3 mm 3 mm
3 mm 6 mm 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 3 mm 3 mm
4 mm 6 mm 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 3 mm 3 mm
5 mm 6 mm 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm 3 mm 3 mm
6 mm 6 mm 2 mm 4 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm
8 mm 6 mm 4 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm
10 mm 6 mm 4 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm
12 mm 3 mm 3 mm
15 mm 4 mm 4 mm
20 mm 4 mm

As a customer, you are responsible for following the drawing rules. When a DXF file does not comply with the drawing rules, it can be cancelled. If it turns out upon delivery that the DXF file is incorrect but did not comply with the drawing rules, there is no right to compensation.