1. Process your vector file with a CAM software. CAM software can add lead
in/out points, arrange nesting, post G-code for you. If your part is
small, you can also ask the CAM software to generate micro bridge for
2. Do your design in CAD and save as .dxf, if you have an image (a pixel
file, also called raster), you can convert that to a vector file with
some kind of raster to vector conversion software. These software are
available on online, some are free, others you need to pay.
3. Read the G-code to your waterjet machine controller. Some controller will
allow you do simulation or dry run to see if the cutting will be as
4. Decide whether you want underwater cutting or not and set the water level
in your catch tank accordingly. In manual mode, move your waterjet
cutting head to the starting point and set this point as your workpiece
5. Switch your waterjet to auto mode, and start cutting from here.