Shareway Industries, Inc.

Electronic Data Requirements

Electronic Drawings

Manufacturing drawings intended for printing in lieu of faxed or delivered hard copy.

In order to assure usability, files need to be in one of the following formats.

File Type
Associated Program
Required version
Comments
.dxf / .dwg
Autocad
14 or earlier
.prt
CadKey
CadKey99
.pdf
Adobe Acrobat
latest
.dgn
MicroStation
.tiff / .jpg / .gif
all
These are typically Scanned drawings. Quality varies.
.drw / .slddrw
SolidWorks
all
Drawing files
Electronic Models (Solids) / surface files

We can handle numerous types of solids. All solids will be converted to Surfcam DSN files.If your software exports to .dsn you may wish to control the conversion yourself. There is some trend in manufacturing toward reduced dimension drawings RDD. While this is beneficial for a variety reasons, for short run "job shop" work, without accompanying CNC programs, RDD actually increases costs and lead times. When supplying models, please include fully dimensioned drawings. Below is a list of supported file formats.

File Type
Associated Program or Specification
Required version
Comments
.dxf / .dwg
Autocad
most
Please have dimensions on a separate layer.
.dsn
Surfcam
2001 or earlier
.cdl / .sup
CADKEY
.csf
Chrysler Standard format CSF
.des
General Motors format DES
.fst
Ford Standard Tape
.igs
IGES
.nca
Northrop or FastSurf
.x_t / .x_b
PARASOLID
.sat / .par
SolidEdge / ACIS Format
.sldprt / .prt
SolidWorks
.spa
French Automotive SPAC
.vda
German Automotive VDA

 

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