When submitting CAD drawings, please send as a DXF file. If the file is created in a vector graphics program, please send it as an AI or EPS file. Files must be in PC format.

Size Limitations

• File upload is limited to 5 Mb. If possible, compress the file using WinZip.
• For CAD files, purge before saving. For AI files, be sure that the artboard is larger than artwork.
• If you cannot reduce the file size to 5 Mb, please call us.

CAD Files

• Save as a DXF file, if using AutoCad.
• Create drawing at full scale with only features to be cut.
• Draw holes that will be tapped at tap drill size.
• Explode all blocks and symbols.
• Purge drawing before saving.
• We prefer to create any nesting and can usually nest parts at .03-inch spacing.
• Provide paper drawing or additional CAD file of part with dimensions and tolerances.

Sketches (faxed or emailed)

• Use dark, heavy, single lines or solid-filled image.
• Draw lines with cross lines specifying the distance apart since faxes and copy machines will change the image size.
• Maximum size is 8.5" x 11."


• Adobe Illustrator 8.0 is preferred. Send computer generated artwork as an AI or EPS file.
• Vector artwork, not raster/bitmap.
• Convert text to outlines.
• Be sure that the "View Outlines" mode shows all lines as they will be cut.
• We can also use ScanVec CASmate (SCV files).

Accepted File Extensions

• We accept files in the following formats exclusively: .zip, .ai, .eps, .dxf
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