Hide the all of the layers. Then display only the Dimension and Tcream. (Note: in the screen shot its the document.. it needs to be Dimension). Also change the fill style for the cream layer. It is a “hatch” looking pattern by default. We want a solid color pattern. I left the color Grey. When we print the PDF it will turn it black anyways so it does not matter. Click ok.
Now you need to click Print and then click the PDF button. This is going to get us a vector format of the stencil. However, for some weird reason the PDF writer in EAGLE creates some sort of non-standard PDF (not sure exactly). This does not allow us to just import this into Corel Draw (corel is what the vector cutting drivers work for the epilog laser cutter).
So scroll down to see the next step.
Now you will need to download Ghostscript and Gview for your platform. Here is the windows links.
http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/GPL/gs864/gs864w32.exe – Ghostview
http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/ghostgum/gsv49w32.exe – Gview (Windows GUI for Ghost Script)
Ok once those are installed go ahead and open Gview and then open the PDF we created above.
Now click File >> Convert. Select the EPS Write and type in 1200 dpi. Then click OK and save it. You now have the file you will be loading into the epilog laser cutter.
Open up Corel draw… Ungroup everything (if needed) and check the outside lines for duplicates.. Meaning select a outer line and delete it… If you see another line.. Delete that one until the lines are no more.. Then just undo the last delete. Why do we do that? For some reason Ghostscript from time to time adds multiple lines on the outside.. Not sure why. But if we do not delete them we will have the laser cutter going over everything (at least the outter edges) 2x or 3x. Ok so you have removed all duplicated lines and now you are ready to select all and make the line width a “hairline” width. This is something that corel calls it. This is the #1 reason that you can only use Corel draw to do cuts (vector stuff) with the epilog. So anyhow.. Now you should print it out. Setup your desired epilog settings (based on your material) and have at it.
Your done! (DFX is here: Goodget 2.1 stencil dxf)