2D_DESIGN_V2_Logo[1]With this CAD software you can create accurate 2D drawings. These drawings can be printed out at school or can be used to program our laser cutter. This version of the software is a ‘free student licence’, which means you can save work on it, but not print. If you want to print you will have to come into school and do it.

You are allowed to use the software for as long as you are a student of The Fallibroome Academy. You are not allowed to give to friends or family from other schools.


Download at School

  1. If you are in school you can find it on the O:\Drive and copy it to pen drive to take home.
    O:\Design+Technology\Techsoft 2D Designer

Download at Home

  1. Ask your folk’s for permission to install the software.
  2. Log in to our website.
  3. Click here to download the file. (you’ll need to log in to your school email account)
  4. It is about 400MB so may take a few minutes

 


How to Install

  1. Unzip the file into a new folder on your computer.
    But remember where you have unzipped it to
  2. Open that folder and double click on the ‘Setup.exe’ file.
  3. Part way through installing it will ask you for the licence file. It is in same folder as the setup file. The file is called ‘2dstu.lic’.
    This will register it for you.
  4. Ta-daa! All done.
    There will probably be a link on your desktop

What Next?

Have fun creating drawings with the software. It is ideal for drawing nets for packaging or things to make on the laser cutter. Remember, you are welcome to come in to make things on the laser cutter at lunchtimes. Speak to your teacher to arrange a time.


Need Some Inspiration?

Click here to see a Google search for ‘Laser cut Jewellery‘.

Try Googling Laser cut toys? Laser cut art? Laser cut cards?

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Tips for Creatin Drawings

  1. Set the size of your material.
    From the menu at the top of the screen select Setup > Drawing > Layout.
    Click the ‘User defined’ radio button.
    Type in the size in mm in the material size box. X is the width and Y is the height.
    (An A4 piece of material is X 210mm, Y 297mm)
  2. Remember the colour of the lines!
    Red: Cuts all of the way through the material
    Blue: Scores a line on the surface of the material
    Black: Etches a picture or text onto the material
  3. Save your work on pen drive or email it into school. We can’t wait to see it.

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