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What is Cetopo
A simple and powerful tool for using Finlands Excellent geospatial data

For Architects

Get accurate terrain models instantly. We support most CAD platforms, and offer a wide range of customization options to ensure that the product is precisely as you want it.

For Real Estate

Up-to-date property boundary data with a dead simple search and select tool.

For Adventurers

Ever wanted to know how that hill really looks like? Want to know where the steepest slope near you is?

For Something Else?

We offer a multitude of GIS products in different formats. They can be used for anything from 3D-printing a property to layout drawings for a building.

Video Tutorials!

Nobody reads the manual. But maybe some watch a few one-minute videos? Enable fullscreen or watch them on YouTube for ideal viewing experience!


Revit Toposurface
Archicad Mesh
AutoCAD Mesh
3D Contours
2D Contours
Laser Cut


Laser Cut Improvements

Automatization is nice as long as it does what you want. Some user-feedback has now been implemented!

Part separation

The nester now allows you to specify a minimum separation between parts. This can be useful in improving cut accuracy and finnish quality, as well as making the file more readable.

Nesting time

Cetopo now allows you to run the algorithm for much longer to improve nesting. There is a Quick Nest option in the Laser Cut settings which allows you to toggle the nesting duration between ~5sec and ~30sec.

Here is a fairly large laser cut, nested with a 1mm minimum part separation. Click here to view.
The 3D-preview of the same model as in the other image. Coffee cup for scale.Click here to view.

Preview size reference

It can be hard to judge how large something is when its floating in space on a computer screen. You can now add a reference coffee cup to the preview window. The coffee cup is 80mm tall and 80mm in diameter.

Preview visuals

The laser cut preview is rendered with a real "laser-cut-plywood" photo-texture. The texture is correctly scaled to your model size. You can almost feel the wood!

Laser Cut V2.0

Laser cutters are awesome tools that enable us to do wonderfull models. Provided that we have the ability and time to draw those models in the first place.

The problems

The new laser cut feature in Cetopo aims to solve all laser cutting related problems for the user.

  1. Creating a beautifull, accurate, and structurally sound model
  2. Visualize the result
  3. Nesting the parts to minimize wasted material
  4. Encode the nested parts in the correct format
Some of these problems have traditionally required lots of manual labor, while others have required lots of material.

“3D-models just don't capture slope as well as laser cuts” -Unknown Architect
One of the scaffolding parts is highlighted here. It provides support for the parts on it, as well as helping with the assembly chore.

The solutions

1: The laser cuts created by Cetopo use an advanced algorithm to generate scaffoldings for your models. This saves a lot of material without sacrificing looks or structure.
2: Cetopo now has an intuitive visualizer for its 3D-products. It allows you to make informed tweaks to the parameters, thus ensuring an optimal result with the first cut. Expect more features to be added to the visualizer in the future!
3: Cetopo uses its own NFP based algorithm to compute good nestings for your parts. This saves a lot of wasted material, and saves you the painstaking effort of nesting it manually!
4: Cetopo allows you to choose line colors to help you conform to demands set by professional cutting services. This reduces the risk of misunderstandings, as well as loss of information due to translation.
The scaffolding (3mm transparent acrylic) locks the parts (1mm plywood) in place thanks to small notches on their insides. This makes assembly a straightforward and fun process. To see the end result, please watch the Laser cut tutorial video

SVG images

The previews in Cetopo contain a lot of shapes and text. Neither are efficiently represented by raster images, hence the support for vector images.

How to enable

To enable SVG previews, start by going to the Map view. After that, select some area, and click the small icon in the top-right corner of the Image card. This will open up the image settings window. There you can change Format to svg. Do note the other settings as well. The Scale setting that follows allows you to define the scale of the image. The lines in the SVG are always the same thickness (when printed), so by changing the scale you can adjust how thick they look on your display. The Style, Color etc. Settings allow you to customize the look and feel of your previews.
When you are satisfied with your settings, click Save Settings to save them. Previews use the most recent saved settings.

Image settings


If you plan on creating a huge printed map, or think about modifying a map in some software, use SVG. Using the image settings you can download the layers (contours, houses etc..) individually.

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