|CAD FILE POST|
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This section of the site is designed to allow downloading of paintball-related CAD files, both used on this site as well as files submitted by others.
These files are intended for personal use only; including education, visuals, design modification, and other uses. However, as an engineer myself, I STRONGLY recommend making your own measurements and files instead of letting other people do the work here. Doing so will not only increase your own knowledge, but ensure you are more familiar with the parts being modeled. These files are designed to show viewpoints from other people, as well as provide assorted measurements.
1. The files available on these pages aren't official documents unless specified otherwise. Any official files were legally obtained and were made public for personal use by the owner. No copyrighted files are available here unless they've been released to the public. Even though some of the models I display on the website are made from copyrighted material, I am indeed not allowed to post copyrighted material here in the file post (nor am I allowed to post part files I create using copyrighted material). This is the reason there aren't many SP models available for download.
2. These files are designed for personal use only. No liability is placed on anything, for any situation.
3. It's virtually impossible to create a backwards-engineered model with 100% accuracy without the original specifications, so there will always be a small level of inaccuracy in some spots. The authors wish to make it clear that some dimensions may be incorrect, assumed, extrapolated, or otherwise not perfectly accurate. Unless a part has specific tolerance dimensions noted for that particular line, you will be mostly unable to tell the difference between exact and assumed measurements. As a result, the authors assume no responsibility for any problems that may occur due to incorrect measurements.
This[above] is a big one. It's the main reason for me not making this CAD file post earlier, due to problems like above. See notes below.
4. Files are subject to change without notice. Additions, corrections, and other changes will be patched onto the filepost pages as they come to me.
|Total number of files available:||381|
|Total drive space:||178.5 megabytes|
AirStar Nova series
Bob Long Intimidator
SP Shocker SFT
SP Shocker NXT
SP Shocker Sport
Max-Flo SFT vertical
Centerflag vertical reg
Centerflag HPA preset reg
CP vertical reg (old-style)
ICD Freestyle vertical reg
PBC Matrix LPR
See: Eclipse Ego
- Submissions: If you have a file you'd like to have posted, e-mail it/them to me along with your contact information (name, e-mail) and details for the part(s) being submitted. The CAD file format is irrelevant; I will post any relevant material, including models, prints, images, Adobe Acrobat files, etc.
- To view the compressed archives (.ZIP, .RAR, others) I suggest downloading the program 7-Zip. It's compatible with both WinZip and WinRAR, and is superior to both programs in every way.
- On the topic of CAD file imperfections and inaccuracies (disclaimer above)....it's really not that important unless you're trying to actually produce an ultra-precision part for use with some item listed here. I have to mention it in order to cover all the bases; yes it is true that there are bound to be some inaccurate measurements here and there, but in many cases these are features of the part that are inaccurate to begin with. When producing something you don't spend time making nonimportant dimensions accurate, rather you spend time on the small handful of really important things, and forget the rest within their tolerance window (which sometimes is quite large). If you're really worried about the accuracy then I suggest downloading the file and verifying the measurements with your own tools. Personally I use a pair of digital calipers and a digital micrometer (along with a depth micrometer), both good for around +0.003 inch with most of these files (diameters are more accurate, but non-diameter features can be hard to nail down). If you need higher precision than that, chances are you won't be relying on anybody else's work other than your own anyway!
- The term demo in the filename is used to describe a part that isn't totally accurate in some noticeable way. This could mean a few things: the entire model was just made without measuring, or perhaps the part is something that flexes through regular use like a spring or rubber component. These items can be measured but their shape will change under use. Typically the term demo signifies the part isn't dimensionally important in the first place.
- Most part files don't come with a material specified. This is done for a number of reasons, one of which being the material is often obvious (default is aluminum, stainless steel, or delrin...you don't have to be more specific than this). Another reason is that the material selection often changes the appearance of the part, which you might not want to happen unless creating some type of presentation, etc. I suggest creating an "assembly" of various individual part files then change their material/color while in assembly view. This allows for the quick and non-permanent shifting of material and color, as well as being able to create quick section views. Native materials can be changed while editing the part, but it will also change any assembly view using the part too (so I suggest against that).
CAD renderings gallery - this may be useful to figure out the location of unknown parts in models I've already made myself.
CAD tutorials and tips - information on certain advanced features, and other assorted details used increase the accuracy and efficiency of your modeling skillz.
International thread standards - dimensions for male and female screws; resource for threading styles.
Tap drill sizes - list of drill sizes and their percentage-engagement for threading types (SAE only).
Tap drill material chart - A very useful webpage that lists suggested tap and clearance drill sizes, and different options depending on the part's density.
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