The Importance of CAD files

Any questions please speak to our Programming Department

The Need for Good CAD Files

• Good CAD files allow us to quote quickly
• Good CAD files can be used to speed up programming and therefore time to cutting

If we are working from your CAD file then we will produce what you want, not what we interpret from your drawings.

CAD files should be drawn using an engineering based package.
E.g. drawings should be made up of lines and arcs not splines and polylines (as used in more “arty” packages)

Checklist

• Is the profile continuous?
• Is anything overlapping?
• Is the scale 100%?
• Components drawn at mid-tolerance?
• Are there some dimensions given that we can check as a reference point?
• What is the material – type and thickness?
• What quantities are required?

Any questions please speak to our Programming Department