Beginners Guide to Transformation from 2D to 3D CAD

Beginners Guide to Transformation from 2D to 3D CAD
  • Jan 29,2021

In today’s world, the success of a business depends on being innovative and creating products of top quality and at the same time remaining competitively priced. Generally, adapting to make a balance between the technical and commercial aspects, businesses are pushing themselves too hard to stay within the highly competitive environment.

Designing the right product, at the right price is the key to success for diverse industry segments. Designing an efficient product is a critical path across various industry verticals namely, consumer goods, engineering, automotive, manufacturing, aerospace & defense, architecture, construction, medical, electronics, and telecommunications, etc.

To create impacting designs, appropriate tools got to be used. Each business invests heavily in acquiring high-performance software to become competitive.  

In today’s world, technology is evolving at a quick pace and it becomes imperative for all the stakeholders to keep abreast of the relevant changes and updates affecting them. To take care of the increasing complexities in product designing and living up to the customers’ expectations, adapting to the new technologies is extremely important. In certain cases, where the existing system becomes obsolete, steps should be taken to change the system having the latest technology and easy upgrades.

Reasons to change your 2D to 3D CAD

•    Creating product designs faster
•    Efficient product data management
•    Effective internal design reviews
•    Quick amendments within the designs
•    Effective communications with stakeholders
•    Implement visual approach during the design process
•    Production of virtual prototypes for easy understanding
•    Reduction of costs by testing and validating your designs rather than production of physical prototypes
•    Enhance the speed and precision of designs and response to customers

Benefits of transitioning to 3D CAD

Upgrading to 3D CAD has proved to be highly beneficial to manufacturers. Many reputed manufacturers have attained a significant ROI throughout their product development programs. This transition from 2D to 3D CAD helps cut down on the costs and time to get the product into the market. Coping with frequent changes in design is a routine affair in business. Changing designs in 2D becomes a very strenuous and time taking process as it involves more manual updations. Product Visualization is the most special characteristics of a 3D CAD system. It makes the understanding of drawings easier and accelerates the process of feedback. 3D CAD solution with suitable incorporated tools provides the users with the ease of converting the design of the product and makes an automated update in the toolpath data.

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Overcoming the challenges while migrating

Implementation of changes has always been a challenge for the industry. But efficient planning and anticipating the challenges and risks in the process of change, can diminish the obstacles easily. While planning for effective migration, special emphasis should be made on training and learning resources for the new features of the changed system. Another important aspect that needs to be taken care of is the management of the legacy 2D Data. Having 2D tools embedded into the new 3D system can facilitate a faster learning process and helps in determining the format that will be appropriate for the product.

Several studies conducted to take a look at the impact of the transition from a 2D CAD system to a newer 3D CAD system reveal a big number of manufacturing companies have followed the modern 3D CAD systems as compared to the old versions. They are reaping benefits from this transition in a several ways. Apart from the use of CAD systems for designing, many manufacturers use it strategically to interact with their internal and external stakeholders. Since the tool is made available to a large group, there is access to varied ideas for enhancing the quality and performance and also helps in the identification of errors at various stages.

With easy-to-use and effective 3D CAD capabilities, SOLIDWORKS comes in an integrated package for innovative product development solutions. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software can enhance your product designing by creating designs faster, validating, communicating, and managing the product development process in simple steps. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions help to launch your products into the market faster while reducing manufacturing costs and improving product quality and reliability for product applications across diverse industries.

Engineering Technique has extensive experience in 3D CAD software and its services. Having partnered with Dassault Systemes, Engineering Technique has become an authorized reseller of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and modeling software in the Gujarat region of India.

“Engineering Technique can support you in managing the lifecycle of your product development through the use of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.”

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