The transfer of the workpiece contours is extremely important and should be a key factor for creating your template. There are several methods:
Option 1: Measure
If the outline of your workpiece is a simple geometric shape or letter, it is a easy and a good idea to measure the shape and trace it in your graphics program.
Option 2: Scan workpiece
If your workpiece consists of complex angles and radii, we recommend scanning the workpiece. Once scanned, simply transfer the file into your graphics program and trace the contours.
Option 3: Trace and scan
If your workpiece is too bulky for your scanner, you can trace the contours with a pen on a piece of paper and then scan it. When you import the scanned image into your graphics program, you can try to automatically convert the image using flash-vectorization. However, we recommend that you trace the contours yourself as a large number of unnecessary nodes are embedded in the contour during the automatic conversion.