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Generating files for vinyl cutting

An overview of how we will generate files for vinyl cutting with CNC Stylus.


How do I generate the files for SmartBench to draw?

A CAD/CAM package is needed to design the stickers. This package will then export the toolpaths for SmartBench to cut vinyl with CNC Stylus.

What CAD/CAM software will this tutorial use?

In this tutorial we will design our stickers in Vectric.


Vectric works by:

  • Defining a general job setup

  • Importing an SVG

  • Creating a drag knife toolpath

  • Exporting the toolpath to a file

Can I use other CAD/CAM packages?

You are welcome to use other CAD/CAM packages to generate the files for cutting vinyl. You can use a number of different CAM software packages. Click here to learn more about other CAD/CAM packages which are compatible with SmartBench.

Can I skip this, and just download the files?

Yes! You can download the file made for this tutorial here:

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Updated on Wed, 02 Jun 2021