# Understanding what you receive with your download

When you download a design from Opendesk.cc you will receive a zipped folder containing the dxf file with the vectors for the design, a txt file containing the license assigned to that product, and assembly instructions.

Naming convention

We have a complex naming structure for filenames in order to handle the variation in options and sizes we can offer customers. The filenames follow the below convention. RANGE_DESIGN_PUBLIC/PRIVATE_VARIENT_WIDTH_LENGTH_CHOICES_ ACCESSORIES_MATERIAL_SHEET NO_THICKNESS

“LEN_DSK_PUB_STD_W-1330L-1600_C-PT_A-SA_M-AP_cad-118.00~0.00” refers to sheet 1 of a Lean Desk at 1330mmx1600mm with Profiled tops, standard accessories at 18mm actual thickness.

License type

Opendesk designs are shared under Creative Commons licensing. Typically the design will be one of three types

Non Commercial

You can read more about the license types at the link below

# Understanding the DXF file

The template

The template contains 3 boards as well as some explanatory text. Occasionally some of the text inputs break and may appear as random code. The main things to look out for are the 3 boards and the different coloured lines representing different layers.

The boards

The first 2 boards represent each side of your sheet and the third represents both sides as if the sheet was transparent to show how they relate to each other in placement.

The layers

The different coloured lines represent the different layers which refer to the different operations required. The layer names carry the details of the operations.

For example a common layer will be ‘TOP-CUT-OUTSIDE-18.0MM’ this refers to an OUTSIDE the line cut to a depth of 18mm. You will also see POCKET, HOLE, and CHAMFER operations. Chamfers are done with a 90degree v bit to the depth specified.


You can infer the thickness of material required for the design by the ‘TOP-CUT-OUTSIDE’ Layer as this is cutting through the entirety of the material.

In some cases such as the Meeting table there are two different thicknesses required so it is important to check this element.