4.7 Recommended Design Software

AutoCAD is a CAD software specialized in accurate dimensions, solids and more. Suitable for architecture
and engineering applications. AutoCAD can export DXF format which is compatible with Beam Studio. If
the dimensions do not match with the original design when imported, draw a 100mm square in AutoCAD then import it into Beam Studio to calculate the correct DPI.

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphic design software which is suitable for publishing, website and other
applications. Illustrator can export SVG format which is compatible with Beam Studio. Please select the SVG 1.0 format when exporting SVG files. Choose "Outline" for texts, "embed" for images.

Inkscape is a free and open source vector graphic design software. Its functions are similar to Illustrator.
Inkscape can export SVG, JPG and PNG format which is compatible to Beam Studio. Please select "plain SVG” format when exporting SVG format.

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