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-====== ​Headline ​======+====== ​2D CAD and Laser Cutting ​======
 This workshop will provide an introduction to using CAD to design items you can make using the laser cutter. The laser cutter needs an input file of some sort; these can be created using an art-oriented package such as Inkscape, or using a CAD package. Art oriented packages such as Inkscape are typically faster and easier, and usually have a nice user interface. What they don't offer is accuray, and for anything that will be assembled with something else, this accuray is key. This is where CAD comes in. This workshop will provide an introduction to using CAD to design items you can make using the laser cutter. The laser cutter needs an input file of some sort; these can be created using an art-oriented package such as Inkscape, or using a CAD package. Art oriented packages such as Inkscape are typically faster and easier, and usually have a nice user interface. What they don't offer is accuray, and for anything that will be assembled with something else, this accuray is key. This is where CAD comes in.
  
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 A scrollwheel mouse is highly recomended. If you don't have one then please ask; there are some spares around the lab. A scrollwheel mouse is highly recomended. If you don't have one then please ask; there are some spares around the lab.
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 +This workshop is designed to let you work at your own speed. We'll stop periodically to talk over new material, but the tutorials contain all the information you should need. The day will be spent working through the tutorials below, but don't worry if you don't make it all the way to the end.
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 +When you're ready, proceed to tutorial 1 below. Note that a list of common keyboard shortcuts is shown below the tutorial links - you may wich to keep this window open as a reference.
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 +  * [[2dcadworkshop_stage1|Tutorial 1 - Introduction to FreeCAD]]
 +  * [[2dcadworkshop_stage2|Tutorial 2 - Designing a key ring]]
 +  * [[2dcadworkshop_stage3|Tutorial 3 - Using the laser cutter]]
 +  * [[2dcadworkshop_stage4|Tutorial 4 - the Aided bit]]
  
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