DAYTools software includes a robust retainer design tool located in the lower right corner of the main screen.
The Multi-Position / Multi-Location retainer designer offers a few different ways to save your creation. Only the 3rd option allows you to re-load and continue to modify your creation.
- Exporting to CSV will create a comma-delimited text file of the features and dimensions used in your creation. Very few users can benefit from this format so Dayton discourages you from using this option.
- Export to CAD DATA offers several formats (DWG, STEP, IGES, DXF, etc). These files can be loaded into your design application.
- The most versatile Load and Save option handles "DAT" files. Dayton recommends that you always save your creation in the DAT format. You can export to CAD after you save an editable DAT file.
The DAT format is what you supply to your Dayton Distributor for pricing.