Sending AutoCAD plotting jobs to Laserlab via email
Please follow these instructions when sending AutoCAD drawings to Laserlab via email for photoplotting.
Put your .dxf or .dwg file(s) in a .zip file. Do not send raw .dwg or .dxf files. This is extremely inefficient and error
prone. Do not make a self-extracting zip (.exe) file. We don't accept them due to the potential for virus transfer. If you
need a zip/unzip program, you can download WinZip for Microsoft Windows here:
Include a file named "readme.txt" in ASCII format inside your zip file. The Windows Notepad text editor works fine.
Please use the sample form below. The fields you fill in are indicated by angle brackets like this: <fieldname>.
Don't put the readme info in the body of your email message. We discard the email after saving the attached .zip file.
Give the zip file a unique name without embedded spaces or punctuation symbols. It is OK to include '.', '-', and '_'.
Each zip file name you send us should be unique, otherwise we may get confused if you use the same name repeatedly. If you
are sending a revision to a recent job, add a revision letter or digit to the file name. Long filenames are OK.
Send your .zip file to jobq at laserlab dot com, then follow up in a few hours with a
phone call to make sure we got your job.
All files bundled in one .zip file.
No spaces or punctuation in file names.
Zip file contains "readme.txt" in ASCII and .dxf or .dwg files.
Readme file is based on Laserlab AutoCAD job submission form.
No messages or forms in the body of the email.
Email to jobq at laserlab dot com
If you have any questions or problems, give us a call. Thank you.
Laserlab, Inc. AutoCAD job submission form
Please retain this file in ASCII. We don't have MS Word or Wordperfect on our Unix systems. You can use MS Notepad to
edit it, or any other ASCII text editor.
Fill in the fields inside the <> brackets.
Feel free to insert extra fields or delete unneeded fields like <street> if you wish.
Please don't alter the existing field names or layout of the photoplotting table.