Download & View DXF Files
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Getting Started: Download & View DXF Files
This page will help you get started by creating an account, downloading your first file, and previewing your file in your favorite CAD or CAM software.
Create an Account
To get started with DesignShop, you will first need to create an account. You can create an account by visiting the sign up page and filling out the required information. Once you have an account, you can download free files as well as make purchases.
After you have created an account, you are ready to download artwork. To download files, navigate to the file page wich contains the artwork you wish to download.
Free artwork can be downloaded once you sign-in. Just click on the download button and you will be directed to the downloads page. If your download does not start automatically after 5 seconds, click the link on the page to start the download autmoatically.
Paid artwork will require you to check out. Just follow the steps provided in the checkout page. Once complete, you will be directed to a downloads page where you can access your files.
Previewing Your Files
After you download your files, you may first want to make sure that you have extracted the file if it was saved as a zipped file. And, after you will want to make sure the computer you are trying to view the design work on has a CAD or CAM based program installed on it.
Once you have the files extracted and you have the necessary software installed, you can preview your files in your favoriate CAD or CAM software. If you don't have software yet, you can find several which are free. We recommend QCAD for CAD software because it's free for trial and relatively inexpensive to purchase.
Compatible CNC Machines
We work really hard to ensure your artwork is designed to work with your CNC cutting system. All intersections have been removed and the DXF file has been smoothed to reduce node counts. This ensures the design work cuts correctly and quickly.