Getting Started With Origin

Watch these videos to learn how to get started

Lesson 1: Unboxing

Your Shaper Origin has arrived!  Watch this video to get a quick overview of what you will find inside your systainer as well as an orientation of Origin and accessories.

Lesson 1: Unboxing

Lesson 2: Aircut

In this video, you’ll get an introduction to Origin's user interface and cutting behavior by using safe & quiet air-cuts.  You won’t actually cut anything so feel free follow along on any surface.

Lesson 2: Aircut

Lesson 3: First Cut

In this video we will give you an introduction to workspace preparation, cutter and spindle installation, and safely performing your first cut.

Lesson 3: First Cut

Designing With Illustrator

Guidelines for how to design with Illustrator

Illustrator, Converting a Found DXF

You may work with programs that export DXF files. This video will show you how to use Illustrator to adapt a DXF file for cutting with Origin.

Illustrator, Converting a Found DXF

Illustrator, Full Project from a Sketch

A demonstration of basic drafting in Illustrator.  We’ll show you how to take a concept from a dimensioned sketch to an accurately color-coded SVG file ready for Origin.

Illustrator, Full Project from a Sketch

Intro to Working with SVGs

Origin uses SVG files to determine where in a workspace it cuts.  This video will give you a brief overview of the steps involved in preparing files to be cut with Origin.

Intro to Working with SVGs

Illustrator, Quick Start for Origin

In this video, we’ll show you the basic steps needed to generate an SVG suitable for cutting with Origin using Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator, Quick Start for Origin

Illustrator, Converting a Found SVG

You can find lots of SVG files on sites like the thenounproject.com or Google image search.  This video will show you the steps required to adapt a found SVG file for cutting with Origin.

Illustrator, Converting a Found SVG

Illustrator, Converting a Found DXF

You may work with programs that export DXF files. This video will show you how to use Illustrator to adapt a DXF file for cutting with Origin.

Illustrator, Converting a Found DXF

Illustrator, Full Project from a Sketch

A demonstration of basic drafting in Illustrator.  We’ll show you how to take a concept from a dimensioned sketch to an accurately color-coded SVG file ready for Origin.

Illustrator, Full Project from a Sketch

Intro to Working with SVGs

Origin uses SVG files to determine where in a workspace it cuts.  This video will give you a brief overview of the steps involved in preparing files to be cut with Origin.

Intro to Working with SVGs

Illustrator, Quick Start for Origin

In this video, we’ll show you the basic steps needed to generate an SVG suitable for cutting with Origin using Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator, Quick Start for Origin

Illustrator, Converting a Found SVG

You can find lots of SVG files on sites like the thenounproject.com or Google image search.  This video will show you the steps required to adapt a found SVG file for cutting with Origin.

Illustrator, Converting a Found SVG

Designing for Origin: Fusion 360

Guidelines for how to design with Fusion 360

Fusion 360, Converting a Found DXF

You may work with programs that export DXF files. This video will show you how to use Fusion 360 to adapt a DXF file for cutting with Origin.

Fusion 360, Converting a Found DXF

Fusion 360, Full Project from a Sketch

A demonstration of basic solid modeling in Fusion, taking a dimensioned sketch and reproducing it as an accurate 3d model before exporting a color coded SVG to Origin.

Fusion 360, Full Project from a Sketch

Intro to Working with SVGs

Origin uses SVG files to determine where in a workspace it cuts.  This video will give you a brief overview of the steps involved in preparing files to be cut with Origin.

Intro to Working with SVGs

Fusion 360, Quick Start for Origin

In this video, we’ll show you the basic steps needed to generate an SVG suitable for cutting with Origin using Fusion 360.

Fusion 360, Quick Start for Origin

Fusion 360, Converting a Found SVG

You can find lots of SVG files on sites like the thenounproject.com or Google image search.  This video will show you the steps required to adapt a found SVG file for cutting with Origin.

Fusion 360, Converting a Found SVG

Fusion 360, Converting a Found DXF

You may work with programs that export DXF files. This video will show you how to use Fusion 360 to adapt a DXF file for cutting with Origin.

Fusion 360, Converting a Found DXF

Fusion 360, Full Project from a Sketch

A demonstration of basic solid modeling in Fusion, taking a dimensioned sketch and reproducing it as an accurate 3d model before exporting a color coded SVG to Origin.

Fusion 360, Full Project from a Sketch

Intro to Working with SVGs

Origin uses SVG files to determine where in a workspace it cuts.  This video will give you a brief overview of the steps involved in preparing files to be cut with Origin.

Intro to Working with SVGs

Fusion 360, Quick Start for Origin

In this video, we’ll show you the basic steps needed to generate an SVG suitable for cutting with Origin using Fusion 360.

Fusion 360, Quick Start for Origin

Fusion 360, Converting a Found SVG

You can find lots of SVG files on sites like the thenounproject.com or Google image search.  This video will show you the steps required to adapt a found SVG file for cutting with Origin.

Fusion 360, Converting a Found SVG

Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks for getting the most out of Origin

Tips & Tricks : Getting the Perfect Fit With Offsets

Origin allows you to set custom offsets which allows you to fine-tune your cuts easily. This video will walk you through the offset feature and how to get that perfect fit.

Tips & Tricks : Getting the Perfect Fit With Offsets

Walkthrough of Castro Update

Watch as Sam gives a tour of Castro, our latest software update featuring new speed controls on tool, helix mode, cut history colors as well as a improved calculator functionalities and grid workspaces.

Walkthrough of Castro Update

Tips & Tricks: On Tool Dogbone

In this video, Sam demonstrates the how to create dogbones on tool.

Tips & Tricks: On Tool Dogbone

Tips & Tricks: Cutter Speeds

In this video, Sam shows how to determine appropriate cutting speed, which will differ for materials and cutter.

Tips & Tricks: Cutter Speeds

Tips & Tricks: Facing Origin towards Tape

In this video, Sam demonstrates the cutting motion, that keeps tape visible throughout.

Tips & Tricks: Facing Origin towards Tape

Tips & Tricks: Pocketing Procedure

In this video, Sam explains pocketing with Origin.

Tips & Tricks: Pocketing Procedure

Walkthrough of Berryessa Update

Watch as Sam gives a tour of on-tool design adjustments, improved grid tool, and other features arriving in Berryessa, the first major feature update for Origin.

Walkthrough of Berryessa Update

Tips & Tricks : Corner Relief Details: Dogbones

“Dogbones” are commonly used as an easy way to fit angled parts into a hole cut with a router.  This video gives you a visual demonstration of a few corner relief detail options to simplify the assembly of parts fabricated with Origin.

Tips & Tricks : Corner Relief Details: Dogbones

Tips & Tricks : Cut Types

In this video, we’ll show you the cut types recognized by Origin and scenarios where each might be used.

Tips & Tricks : Cut Types

Tips & Tricks : Finishing Passes

To get really high quality cuts, we recommend doing finishing passes with Origin.  In this video Sam walks you through the best practices of roughing and finishing passes.

Tips & Tricks : Finishing Passes

Tips & Tricks : Getting the Perfect Fit With Offsets

Origin allows you to set custom offsets which allows you to fine-tune your cuts easily. This video will walk you through the offset feature and how to get that perfect fit.

Tips & Tricks : Getting the Perfect Fit With Offsets

Walkthrough of Castro Update

Watch as Sam gives a tour of Castro, our latest software update featuring new speed controls on tool, helix mode, cut history colors as well as a improved calculator functionalities and grid workspaces.

Walkthrough of Castro Update

Tips & Tricks: On Tool Dogbone

In this video, Sam demonstrates the how to create dogbones on tool.

Tips & Tricks: On Tool Dogbone

Tips & Tricks: Cutter Speeds

In this video, Sam shows how to determine appropriate cutting speed, which will differ for materials and cutter.

Tips & Tricks: Cutter Speeds