FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What type of input do we need from you to get the patent drawing completed?


We can use whatever material you have to get the job done from sketches, photo's, engineering drawings, CAD files or the actual item can be sent to me.




If I have CAD files, what format do you need from me?


SLS can pretty much take any CAD file format out there. Anything that is compatible with AutoCAD or Solidworks will work. Specifically, files with the extensions - .dwg, .iges, .igs, .stp, .step, .sldasm (this one needs all the part files as well), and numerous others as well.




When taking pictures to send to you, what is the best way to do that?


First, try to be at eye level with the object so if you have to put it up on a shelf or you kneel down, eye level is best. Second, don't stand too close to the object. Stand back as far as practical and zoom in to fill the camera screen. This greatly reduces capturing a distorted image of the object. *Click here to learn how to photograph designs