Preferred file formats

Of course, in principle all kinds of information are helpful and welcome. Despite this, additional work may be involved during data processing, resulting in longer processing times. For this reason, and to ensure that we can deal with your inquiries as quickly as possible, we recommend that you provide us with the required information in the following file formats.

So that we can deal with your inquiries as quickly as possible, we recommend that you provide us with the required information in these file formats!

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Details of the file formats

File extension

Description

Comment / Conditions

*.ai Adobe Illustrator file Only fully vectorised data
*.bmp Bitmap graphics file No additional electronic processing possible
*.cdr Corel Draw file Only fully vectorised data
*.dwg AutoCad drawing 3D data cannot be generated
*.dxf 2D CAD file 3D data cannot be generated
*.easm CAD file eDrawings No additional electronic processing possible
*.edrw CAD file eDrawings No additional electronic processing possible
*.eprt CAD file eDrawings No additional electronic processing possible
*.eps Encapsulated Post Script Only fully vectorised data
*.idw Autodesk Inventor file 3D data cannot be generated
*.iges Initial Graphics Exchange Specification No information on material; no tolerances available
*.jpg JPEG graphics file No additional electronic processing possible
*.pdf Portable Document Format (vectorised) Only fully-dimensioned data
*.pdf Portable Document Format (pixel graphics) No additional electronic processing possible
*.prn Page Layout file / Windows Printer file Only fully vectorised data
*.prt Pro Engineer CAD file No information on material; no tolerances available
*.ps Post Script (printout file) Only fully vectorised data
*.sat Solid Works 3D ACIS  No information on material; no tolerances available
*.sldprt Solid Works Part 3D No information on material; no tolerances available
*.stl Format for STL 3Dprint No information on material; no tolerances available
*.stp 3D STEP model No information on material; no tolerances available
*.tif Tagged image graphics file No additional electronic processing possible