Monday, December 19, 2011

AutoCAD to Cricut Workflow (Alternate title: I'm a Cutter)




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AutoCAD to Cricut Workflow:  Where Geeky Meets Crafty

Software needed:

Hardware needed:
  • Any computer running SCAL.
  • Cricut running code edition 2.2 or higher. (These instructions module impact for every cricuts - modify the dopy block one)
  • USB-Printer telegram to enter your PC to the Cricut.

1- Draw your thing in Autocad.

2- Export that thing as a BMP image.

3- In SCAL, go to Image Trace.



4- Browse to the BMP you exported from ACAD. And open it in the Autotrace Image dialog box.
5- Click Preview:

6- After you utter OK, you module hit your ikon in the SCAL cutting matted area.


7- Cut away!

Granted, someone with some mad machine utility hacking skills could probably get the Cricut to intercommunicate directly with AutoCAD.  As Jason says, a Cricut is rattling meet a enclosure plotter with a knife.  If you undergo how to do this, I'd love to intercommunicate to you.

Enjoy!

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