All About CAD Conversion

3D Scan and Model Infographic

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 02:03 PM

3D Scan and Model Infographic

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Tags: 3D Modeling, 3D Scanning

Capture Parts, Molds, Buildings and More with 3D Scanning and Modeling

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 @ 05:11 PM

Capture Parts, Molds, Buildings and More with 3D Scanning and Modeling

Need to make manufacturing design changes?  But you don’t have parts data and documentation?  No problem!  3D Scanning technology coupled with 3D modeling lets you generate your parts library and documentation.

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Tags: 3D Modeling, 3D Scanning

Product Engineering 3D Modeling Processes Promote Growth

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 05:52 PM

Product Engineering 3D Modeling Processes Promote Growth

What do you do when you’re a business that is dedicated to product innovation, impeccable customer service and the manufacture of quality products -- and you get more orders than you can handle?  You have three options:

  1. You can turn down the business;
  2. you can hire more staff; or,
  3. you can outsource the extra work.

When you’re a company that boasts a world class team of experts who operate with integrity, honesty, and strong core values and leadership, turning down business is not something you’re likely to do.

When new hires must fit into a team of experts that is committed to the research and development efforts needed to advance engineering capabilities and product improvements, the hiring process can’t be rushed.

That leaves outsourcing.

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Tags: 3D Modeling

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

#Trending_CAD -- 3D Modeling and 2D Drafting

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 03:27 PM

#Trending_CAD – 3D Modeling and 2D Drafting

3D CAD Modeling and Simulation have changed architecture, engineering and design in ways that were unheard of even ten years ago, making such events as the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010 possible; and bringing sustainability into construction.   So where does this leave 2D Drafting?  Has it become the orphan child that’s no longer used or needed?

According to Business Advantage, 3D modeling is a core growth area, with usage is expected to grow to 81% over the next several years.  Usage is particularly high in manufacturing, government and education, while lower in the slow-to-adapt construction market.  Despite this growth, 2D Drafting is a core and stable CAD activity, with similar levels of current usage across industry sectors.  Usage will grow as economies expand, but the growth will be slower than the growth of 3D CAD.

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Tags: 3D Modeling, 2D Design, CAD Drafting

Design Intent - The Basis of 3D CAD Design for Manufacturing

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

Design Intent – The Basis of 3D CAD Design for Manufacturing

Manufactured products -- from airplanes and automobiles to kitchen appliances and sports equipment – are increasingly complex.  New strategies in design and manufacturing are necessary in order to accommodate this complexity, while at the same time, enabling companies to lower cost and increase quality.

For most design and manufacturing firms, this requires a collaborative design environment, where no matter what design change is made, information is always up to date across the entire product model. 3D CAD modelingenables this type of downstream communication, including Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) such as tolerances, dimensions, and special annotations directly within the model itself.

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How to Find 3D Modeling Outsource Services in the United States

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 @ 05:14 PM

How to Find 3D Modeling Outsource Services in the United States

Manufacturing companies often require temporary outsource services for 3D CAD modeling during busy times. When they need this type of service, they not only look for companies with CAD and 3D Modeling know-how, but they also want companies who understand the way they do business. This means a focus on Modeling, Assembly, Drafting, Die Design, Tool Design, Sheet Metal Design and analysis of products.

Additionally, manufacturers require the CAD operators with whom they work to be able to integrate mechanical engineering into the CAD and 3D Modeling technology. Most often this requires additional knowledge of CAM. CAM refers to Computer Aided Manufacturing, and in this context is most often referred to in conjunction with CAD, i.e.; CAD/CAM. CAD / CAM is a term that refers to computer systems that are used to both design and manufacture products. CAM software is most often used for product development, machine-tooling, and manufacturing, and is another area that continues to demand expert 3D Modeling Services.

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Tags: 3D Modeling

Advantages of 2D to 3D CAD Conversion

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 02:36 PM

Advantages of 2D to 3D CAD Conversion

 In today’s design world, 3D models are the preferred option for easy visualization.  So, what do you do with all of your legacy 2D CAD drawings when you move to a 3D design system, such as Revit, Solid Works, Catia, or another 3D program? 

The process of converting a 2D drawing into a 3D model can seem complicated, even when using some of the popular 3D modeling tools like AutoCAD, SolidEdge and Microstation.  Two of the most important parts of the conversion process are (1) understanding the process itself; and, being well-schooled in the software that you’re using.  Remember that the aim of this technology is to simplify the process of creating 3D part models from existing 2D CAD drawings.

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Tags: 3D Modeling, 2D to 3D CAD Conversion, convert 2d to 3d