Transferring the contours from your workpiece into your template file is a key factor in creating your template. Here are a few different ways to do it:
You can measure the shape and trace it in your graphics program if the outline of your workpiece is a simple, geometric shape.
It's a good idea to scan the workpiece if it consists of complex angles and radii. Then you can import the scanned file into your graphics program and simply trace the contours.
Trace and scan
You can transfer the contours of your workpiece on paper using a pen and then scan it. This is a good option if your workpiece is too bulky for your scanner. When you import the scanned image into your graphics program, we recommend that you trace the contours yourself instead of using flash-vectorization, because a large number of unnecessary nodes are embedded in the contour during the automatic conversion.