3D CAD DESIGN
HIGH QUALITY 3D CAD DESIGN
& 2D CAD DOCUMENTATION
We have over 30 years of experience in 2D CAD and 3D CAD product design. Combined with years of practical manufacturing experience, we have extensive knowledge in part development, assemblies, and drawing documentation.
3D CAD Design Advantages
3D CAD design has many advantages over traditional 2D CAD design. The most significant is that 3D modeling allows better visualization of the product design and helps in integrating with simulation and virtual prototyping. When designing in 3D, the design is completed in one model, improving drawing efficiency and accuracy. Because 2D design requires multiple views of the model to attain the same representation, it takes significant more time and duplicates some of the same information which allows for more errors. The advantages of 3D modeling for designers is not limited to productivity and coordination. It is an excellent communication tool for both the designer and end user. 3D models can help begin important conversations during the design phase and potentially avoid costly construction mistakes.
2D CAD Documentation
Why is 2D CAD still important? Despite the fact that 3D modeling has transformed product design and development, 2D CAD engineering drawings (blueprints) are essential to understand every aspect of the part. They include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), material and finishing requirements, and critical manufacturing details needed for accurate and consistent part production.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & DOCUMENTATION TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS
3D model design
Generating CAD drawings from sketches, PDF and image files
Modification of existing CAD drawings from redline markups
Paper to CAD conversion
2D mechanical and engineering drawings (blueprints)
Generating STL (Standard Tessellation Language) files required for 3D printing
WHAT IS CAD?
Computer-aided design (CAD) refers to computers being used to assist the design process in all sorts of industries. With CAD software, it’s possible to build an entire model in an imaginary space, letting you visualize properties like height, width, distance, material, or color before the model is used for a particular application. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing. CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, machining, or other manufacturing operations.
BENEFITS OF CAD FOR DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
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CAPABILITIES & RESOURCES
We have extensive experience in a variety of manufacturing methods. That background, along with our strategic partners, allows us to provide you with turnkey, cost effective solutions for your production needs.
Oregon Swiss Precision is awesome! Their pricing is competitive with overseas manufacturers, while their quality is better. They proactively suggest design changes to reduce cost. They carefully review my drawings, on one occasion finding a mistake that would have been extremely expensive. I really can’t say enough good things about Oregon Swiss. They have been an absolutely essential partner in my fledgling robotics business.”
Blue Trail Engineering