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.001 line weight request

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Have purchased a laser cutter and to do vector cutting I need a .001 line weight. VectorWorks does not let you go down far enough. Been using MiniCAD/Vector Works since 1991/92 and it would be terrible to have to go over to AutoCAD to complete the task.

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what happens if you change the layer scale to 1:1000 and scale up the workpiece by 1000?

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At 1:1 scale the smallest line width in VW is 1 mil, which equals 0.001". It's been this way since before 1990. What unit base and layer scale are you using?

Raymond

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Just curious. Why not cut from 1:1 Design Layer?

I work with waterjet shops a lot, and some laser shops. My workflow is to draw everything 1:1 with line weight set to expected kerf (.042" is my fave for waterjet). Anyway, the cutters all require dwg or dxf from me, so the VP at a different scale could confuse one or more of the folks working with the file.

-B

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I haven't done this kind of work in a long time, but I used to work for a casework company that had a CNC Router and a CNC Panel Saw. We used MiniCAD 7 and had to use 1:1 scale in a Design layer (can't remember if they even had Sheet layers back then) via dxf/dwg also. I think that's pretty much the standard. Or was.

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