Manufacturing industry has embraced a change of 3D CAD workflows that has uplifted its practices. 2D drawings, though been in existence for a long time, have limited usage to technical people. On the other hand, 3D CAD directly addresses the issue of product designing and provides accurate solutions with shorter design curves.
3D CAD drawings have changed the way how the designs are visualized, communicated and interpreted. Here are some points how 3D CAD workflows improvise design development by taking an example of casting process:
Complicated modeling process for design has complicated casting design processes that consider material flow, non-linear shapes and allowances. With 3D drawings, designers can make use of annotations, tags and arrows to communicate important details in single file. Non-linear shapes can be easily generated with reverse engineering process to generate accurate designs.
Optimized resource utilization
3D workflows utilize can easily serve as basis for design automation using like macros and APIs to automatically generate complex yet repetitive shapes. Designers can use standards templates and tweak its properties to generate complex shapes and curves for casting designs.
Better design interpretation
Designers need information of every minute feature in a casting design. They can zoom in and twist the model at every orientation to validate it. This improvises validation process with better visualization. Every feature can be accessed which gives better understanding of the drawings.
Likewise, 3D CAD can facilitate benefits to designs, manufacturers, sales team, customers and all the other stakeholders associated with product design and development.
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