As they are not helpful on giving information about what program they use or
what data they need, how would there product look like?
Would they give support on it?
I guess you better look for another company since data exchange is one of
the key factors these days, if its stuck there the rest may also be not as
Usually a dxf file is all they need. Make sure the drawing is accurate,
purge all unused layers, dimensions, blocks, etc. Then dxfout.
We usually remove all dimensions (not necessary for producing the blank if
the blank is drawn accurately) and just send a bare dxf using one layer.
It wasn't so much as they weren't being helpful, as I had a hard time
getting them on the phone, and as it turns out they don't want SPLINES
either, they told me to convert them to Polylines
thanks again guys
Here is an "Engineer's Guide to Designing Waterjet Parts":
There you will find information tips for sending files, as well as
tips on design changes you can make so that the parts come out faster,
cheaper, higher tolerance, etc.
The same web site also has job-shop listings where you can get work
done, and a lot of other waterjet related information.
If Slines are giving you trouble, then you may also want to check out
some of the conversion utilities from Kandu Software
(http://www.kandusoftware.com ), though I would first follow the advice
on my web site regarding transfering files.
Waterjet Web Reference
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