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eMachineShop CAD Pre-Order Checklist

Before placing your order, carefully check your design to ensure that the parts will meet your specifications.

Follow the steps in the checklist below:

    1. Lines: Press TAB (and SHIFT+TAB) to step thru each line in your drawing. Check the position, numeric bar settings, and the information on the status bar.
    2. Zoom In: Use a magnified view to review intricate areas of your design.
    3. 2D Views:  Look at all relevant views in the View menu.
    4. 3D View:  See your design from all angles.
    5. Bends:  Use Job | Model Bends to analyze parts with bends.
    6. Comments: Review any Comments To Machinist text & lines.
    7. Job Menu: Select each command in the Job menu and review all information.
    8. Machining: Review machining specs.
    9. Completeness: Check for missing holes, cutouts, features, etc.
    10. Specifications: Make sure you communicated every important tolerance and specification completely.
    11. Responsibility: Review your responsibility.
    12. Variation: Reordered parts may vary from prior order(s). Use tolerances to specify allowable ranges.
    13. Standard Finish: Parts may be vibratory tumbled – specify otherwise if needed.
    14. Surface Finish: Consider adding a finish, such as powder coating, to protect surfaces and improve appearance.
    15. Tolerance: Make sure your design has proper allowance for tolerance variation.
    16. Tolerance Limits: See eMachineShop’s general tolerance limits.
    17. Fit: Ensure that your parts fit together properly.
    18. Analyzer: Carefully read and resolve as many advisory messages as possible.
    19. Changes: If you modify your design, repeat the above steps before ordering.

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