DraftSight is a free cad program that works pretty well!
Just some notes for now, but I'll refine this as I go… -Lance
In DraftSight, set up layers for each color. I typically set up “InnerCut”, “Etch”, and “OuterCut” layers.
To laser cut directly from Draftsight, set the objects line width to 0.00“
I was able to print fairly easily/well by creating the object in DraftSight, then exporting via “R2000-2002 ASCII Drawing (*.dxf)”.
I then open the .dxf file in Corel - line weights are already “hairline” and colors are retained.
I did run into one issue with my Etch layer - I was not able to do the “polygon subtraction” operation between two polygons. For this I needed to use Inkscape. Since this issue I discovered the “HATCH” command in DraftSight, which allows me to build a filled polygon.