Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Incorporating a cutting die CAD file, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…In an earlier chapter, I created a drawing that…represented the flattened carton we're designing for this course.…Now this drawing was sent to the converter to have a cutting die manufactured.…Now although I made every effort to create an accurate drawing of the package,…I am not a packaging engineer, and I'm willing to bet that you're not either.…The converter on the other hand, will most likely…employ a packaging engineer, who will review my submitted drawing.…The engineer will then recreate the package in…a CAD program and make any necessary changes.…
As a designer, it is up to you to…ensure that your design will fit the final cutting die.…So, it's a good idea to double check the engineer's CAD file.…Against your Illustrator file.…So the first step, of course, is to request your CAD file.…But who do you ask for, to get the CAD file?…Well, the most obvious choice would be the converter.…This is the person that's actually creating this CAD…file, so this is who you should turn to.…If, however, you have not made contact…
- Choosing a package type
- Determining package size
- Examining design considerations
- Creating a mockup
- Laying out your package design
- Creating your own barcode
- Preparing artwork
- Creating a 3D structure
- Incorporating cutting die CAD
- Creating a print-ready PDF
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Begin
2. Design Considerations
3. Preparing the Package Structure
4. Laying Out Your Design
5. Adding Barcodes
6. Proofing Your Design
7. Working with CAD
Adjusting a dieline4m 34s
8. Preparing Your Design for Printing
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