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Cadfile Requirements

Cadfile Requirements

For jobs generated from CAD files.

There are several options for sending electronic files to Vista Industrial Products, Inc.:

  • Via e-mail, send the file(s) to cadfile@vista-industrial.com
  • Mail a CD, DVD, ZIP disk, flash drive, or a floppy disk.
  • ftp://ftp.vista-industrial.com

To expedite service and provide the most accurate parts, all CAD files must have an attached file or notes providing the following information:

  • A revision level must be included in the filename.
  • We have the capability to read .step or .stp, ProE, Solid Edge, Mastercam, ACIS (.sat), Parasolid (.x_t), and SolidWorks file formats.  Solidworks is preferred.  3-D files other than those mentioned should be sent in IGES format.  Iges files should be sent as a solid if possible.
  • 2-D files, such as prints, can be sent in .dxf or .dwg format.  SolidWorks drawing files (.slddrw) along with the part or assembly file is preferred.
  • If arcs are drawn for bends, they must be tangent to flange planes.  Unless there is a need for bend radii to be different, all bends should have the same radius.  This makes it easier for us to give you an accurate part.  Bend radii not specified will be .03 or .13 depending on material thickness.  Bend relieves not shown on CAD files will be left to our discretion.
  • Material thickness, material type and specification.  I.E: 0.050 thick 5052-H32 aluminum.
  • Hardware type, manufacturer, location, and side installed on.  Hardware drawn in the CAD file is preferred.  Holes for hardware should be drawn to the spec that the hardware requires for installation.
  • Holes and details shown on sketches and drawings must match the CAD file.  Parts will be made to the CAD file, unless otherwise specified.
  • A parts list or BOM for assemblies that include file name, part number and revision, and description.
  • If assembly is required, a 3-D file or drawing specifying which parts are to be assembled and by what method.  I.E: rivet, spotweld, etc.
  • If rivets are to be used, what type (pop rivet, flathead, etc.) and what side to install from.
  • Finish requirements.  Paint specifications, anodize, etc.

Any questions regarding this document please feel free to call Steve Katje at (760) 599-5050.

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