Design Tools and References

Model Solution design tools and references help reduce your overall time-to-market

Design Tools and References

Preferred File Types

Model Solution can work with either paper prints or CAD models to generate your parts. We use AutoCAD, UG and Pro-Engineer software. For CAM software, we use ArtCAM, Cimatron E, PowerMil and MasterCAM. Once you have an account, you can upload your files directly to your secure, personal project library where our team members will access them.

The preferred data formats are:

  • Step (.stp)
  • Pro/E (.prt)
  • UG Parasolid (.x_t or .x_b)
  • IGES (.igs)  
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)


For your next product development, choose from a variety of metals, alloys, plastics, special materials and soft goods in our Materials Catalog, CMF Library or Soft Goods Selector Guide.

Color Systems & Textures

View the supported color systems and texture references in our Color Matching Systems, Textures & Metallics chart.