Tips for CAD files

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These tips may seem pretty basic but they can save you time, and money.
  • Send something in writing, or an Email.
  • Please save Autocad dwg files as version 2000.
  • Illustrator files should be sent as ai. files. (Please note that EPS, PDF's, jpeg's and Bitmaps are acceptable also).
  • Google Sketchup files can be sent but leave shapes flattened, do not use the push/pull function.
  • For 3D files please send either OBJ or STL file types.
  • It's always a good idea to also send a PDF file so we can check against the CAD file, which can sometimes be corrupted when converting to our CAD/CAM software.
  • Intersecting curves and lines need to connect, unintentional broken vectors will require welding (joining)
  • Lines on top of each other can cause problems.
  • Polylines with thicknesses should be set to thickness zero.