Re: file formats

From: Ron & Mary Ohler (
Date: Mon Jan 13 2003 - 01:09:19 EET

I do not know what machine that they were run on. They got rid of it and never told us. Apparently they out sourced the production of parts without our knowlege. The person that I've talked to claims that they never had a burn table. He's supposedly been there 31 years. My Partner/Father was the one who worked with the operator and could even tell me what part of the shop the table was. I've got the invoices. Go figure. I will try to contact him tomorrow(if they are still there) and find out what cad program they use.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Henry Sommer
  To: Ron & Mary Ohler ; Rapid Prototyping Electronic Mailing List
  Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 4:25 PM
  Subject: RE: file formats

  Maybe if you tell us about the machine that made the parts or the CAD or CAM software that made the code to run the machine we could give you some more information. Do you know what brand of plasma cutter and control they were using?


  Are your AutoCAD drawings still accurate and up to date? If so you do not need the files that ran the machine. Have you opened the files with a text editor to see what's inside? Do they look like g code (lots of X, Y, Z values with some G and M codes)?


  Good luck,

  Henry Sommer


  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf Of Ron & Mary Ohler
  Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:26 PM
  To: Rapid Prototyping Electronic Mailing List
  Subject: file formats


  Hi folks, I have a problem that maybe someone can help with. I have just had a supplier go belly up on me. They supplied plasma/flame cut parts for me. They have the only useable versions of the part plots. We had drawn them in Autocad r13 some 8-9 years ago. Then we had to spend several hours with their cad person to convert them to a usable plot for the cutting machine. They had a dual back up system so we didn't worry too much about a copy for out own records. They now only have a token workforce trying to close up operations. The cad operator is gone. The office folks were able to get three different files off their computor. They have the following file extensions .nif .pnl .snl . Three different files-three different types. I have never heard of these types nor can I find a way to open them. Anyone have any suggestions?

  Ron Ohler/Ohler Machine

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