What program did you guys use to draw the parts? Because I’m finding it kind of difficult to move around the layers and find dimensions and modify certain items in AutoDesk AutoCAD for some reason. Probably because you used another program?
Also will I need to delete all the text prior to cutting? In CAD it showed that the text used the line command to draw rather than the text command to type so I have a feeling that it will actually cut the text out.
But unlike AutoCAD it’s not free for students, although students pay much less. That’s why I’m using AutoCAD at the moment (alternatively, when I don’t want to fire up a virtual machine running Windows I use qcad. But I’ve had quite a lot of trouble with qcad when opening dxf files made with gnuplot or AutoCAD).
I’m going to start a post (right here) that you can use to aggregate all of your questions. It would help if you could list your questions numerically, then we’ll do our best to answer them all. Thanks for your patience!