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Old 01-31-2014, 11:06 AM
lisatnp lisatnp is offline
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When designing what files do you use

This is for all the designers, or soon to be.., what kinds of files do you guys work with?
like cad drawings, 3d pictures etc...
I have found a few web sites that have
free cad drawings, free 3d models and
some free mechanical drawings.
( they may have been posted already not sure)
Seeing i have no talent in designing yet
i would like to share the links if anyone is
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:41 PM
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We have a sub-forum devoted to this topic.
See: Designers Corner -

Here are some recent comments on the topic:
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:39 PM
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not sure I get the question?

as a designer of certain types of models, I don't work with a certain file type
as much as I work with a certain program.
And then I save and export files in certain file types depending on how they
are going to be used.

for example...most of my model design artwork is done in coreldraw
so I constantly save files as cdr and cpp
because I will be reopening for further work in the same program.

when a model is finished and ready to be released, I usually export
as a PDF file.
-sometimes artwork and images are exported as jpegs or gifs for web use.

If I was designing a particular part in a 3D program, I would export/save it
as a file type that I can import into Corel. Most likely as a dxf file.

So file types are generally restricted to what your software can handle.
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