I provide a great deal more than just plastic injection molding, and have over 33 years of computer aided design experience. In 1979, I built 3D models with wire frame. (This was like building each component of an assembly with tinker toys, compared to the tools and techniques we use today.) I developed a strategy in which each 2D display necessary to traditionally define a component could be quickly isolated from the whole 3D model. Through the eighties and nineties I worked as a contract engineer on multiple projects for many different companies. During this time we developed surfacing capabilities, which were supported by the wire frame process, and until the late nineties did not define a unique volume. Volumes became solids. Solids became more and more sophisticated.
Today I am an established, licensed SolidWorks Professional. Fluent in Gerber, Computervision, Autocad, Pro-E and Catia software, I find Solidworks to be the most versatile. When you work with me you get the SolidWorks Benefit. Portland, Oregon residents and customers nationwide regularly use my services for steamed injection molding, plastic injection molding and generic cad conversions including cad scale conversions and auto cad online file conversion.
Generic Cad Conversions & More
SolidWorks software is capable of converting legacy cadd data. Files containing the extensions: SolidWorks files (.prt .sldprt .asm .sldasm .drw .slddrw), DXF (.dxf), DWG (.dwg), Adobe illustrator files (.ai), Lib Feat Part (.lfp .sldlfp), Template (.prtdot .asmdot .drwdot), Parasolid (.x_t .x_b .xmt_txt .xmt_bin), IGES (.igs .iges), STEP AP203/214 (.step .stp), ACIS (.sat), VDAFS (.vda), VRML (.wrl), STL (.stl), Catia Graphics (.cgr), ProE Part (.prt .prt .,.xpr), ProE Assembly (.asm .asm .,.xsm), UGII (.prt), Inventor Part (.ipt), Inventor Assembly (.iam), Solid Edge Part (.par .psm), Solid Edge Assembly (.asm), CADKEY (.prt .ckd), Add-Ins (.dll) and IDF (.emn .brd .bdf .idb). This allows me to work directly with your vendors and suppliers. In many cases I have done the manufacturing sourcing for projects and have done many feasibility studies.
You have direct access to your project files via Dropbox. All the files for a typical one-part project usually total less than 50 megabytes. For example, I have a complete project for an incline elevator consisting of 1500 files, requiring a total of less than 1.5 gigabytes of storage. In many cases we are able to email our files back and forth, but for files over ten megabytes – or groups of files – we use the Dropbox solution.