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Why You Need Surface Modeling (and Why We Provide It)

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 04:38 PM

Why You Need Surface Modeling (and Why We Provide It)

According to PC Magazine Encyclopedia, Surface Modeling is “A mathematical technique for representing solid-appearing objects. Surface modeling is a more complex method for representing objects than wireframe modeling, but not as sophisticated as solid modelingSurface modeling is widely used in CAD (computer-aided design) for illustrations and architectural renderings.”

Surface modeling gets tricky, because the process often requires conversions between different 3D modeling types.  Let’s start with the basics:

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Topics: 3D Modeling, 3D Design, 3d CAD

Diverse Uses for BIM

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 03:53 PM

Diverse Uses for BIM

One of the benefits of using BIM is improved communication and collaboration between extended design teams. This is true whether BIM is being used to design health care facilities, schools, or energy efficient office buildings.  The suitability of BIM across various industries has been proven.

BIM can be used to detect design problems early in the process, preventing costly mistakes further into the building project.  It helps in displaying exhaustive lists of operational and conceptual ingredients that are involved in the setting and functioning of complex industrial settings.   

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Topics: BIM Conversion, BIM, 3D Design

CAD Drafting – Changes in 2D and 3D Design

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

CAD Drafting – Changes in 2D and 3D Design

CAD, or computer aided design has been around since the 1980’s. 

The early versions of CAD were all 2D CAD.  These programs become popular quickly because of their affordability and their ability to run on personal computers.  More importantly CAD programs enabled engineers to do their own drafting work as part of the design process.  This elimination of drafting personnel was a first step in reducing design overhead, in both  financial cost and time cost.

Today’s CAD software packages may focus on the traditional 2D drafting systems (vector drafting) or they may be 3D design systems which deal in solid and surface models.  Some modern CAD packages even allow rotations in three dimensions, allowing viewing of a designed object from any angle.  Some modern CAD software is capable of dynamic mathematical modeling, in which case it may be marketed as CADD , which stands for computer-aided design and drafting.

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Topics: 2D to 3D CAD, 2D Design, 3D Design, CAD Drafting

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