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Custom sized rulers for digital fabrication.

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DXF Ruler Generator

Quickly create rulers for digital fabrication.

Generate DXF files for laser cutting and engraving custom sized rulers, which can then be easily manufactured at the nearest FabLab.

Ruler that has been manufactured from a dxf produced by this script.


This project consists of a Python script that takes an Integer as argument to draw a ruler's 2D profile of the given size, in centimeters.

The output file uses the .dxf extension, which can be used for laser cutting and engraving.


  • Python 3.6+


pip install dxf-ruler-generator


The following command will create a file ruler_7cm.dxf on the current working directory:

dxf-ruler-generator 7

This is how the file looks like when imported on a laser fabrication software: DXF file when imported on a laser fabrication software.


  • 0.0.4: specify Python 3.6+ as required version;
  • 0.0.3: print generated file abspath;
  • 0.0.2: 'dxf-ruler-generator' works on CLI;
  • 0.0.1: Initial release;

Quick tip

You might need to enable the importing of dxf text on the laser fabrication software. Here's an example on RDWorksV8:




Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.

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