The transfer of the workpiece contours into your graphics program should be a key factor for creating your templates. There are several methods:
Variant 1: Measure
If the outline of your workpiece is a simple, geometric shape, it is a good idea to measure the shape and trace it in your graphics program.
Variant 2: Scan workpiece
If your workpiece consists of complex angles and radii, we recommend scanning the workpiece. Then import the scanned file into your graphics program and simply trace the contours.
Variant 3: Trace and scan
If your workpiece is too bulky for your scanner, you can transfer 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.