Preferred CAD Filetypes
Listed in order of preference.
Engineering and Design (parametric, boundary representation files)
- SolidWorks (.SLDPRT, .SLDASM, .SLDDRW)
- Inventor (.IPT, .IAM)
- Parasolid (.X_B, .X_T)
- STEP (.STP, .STEP)
- IGES (.IGS, .IGES)
- Rhino (.3DM)
- AutoCAD (.DXF, .DWG 2010 or earlier preferred)
Color 3D Printing (mesh files with color and/or texture information)
- OBJ (must include MTL file and texture maps)
Standard 3D Printing (mesh files)
- 3D DXF or 3D DXF (2010 or earlier preferred)
*While we can and do work with SketchUp files, extra engineering fees may apply to convert them into usable geometry.