Why Your Business Should Get 3D CAD Design Services

3D design is the next wave of modern design and engineering. For many companies, it’s an integral part of design and manufacturing. For those without employees trained in CAD, though, it can be tough to get started.

Our CAD design services provide access to skilled designers and engineers who can help you realize your vision in 3D. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a company to take on your CAD design services.

What Is CAD?

CAD stands for computer-aided design. Computer models allow designers to experiment with products, and they can add features and make tweaks efficiently.

We use CAD software programs to process 3D scans, prepare models for 3D printing, and more. We can even turn a technical drawing into a CAD drawing.

3D modeling technology allows companies to create realistic product images before they even create a prototype. There are a variety of options, but Tangent Solutions uses Solidworks, a longtime designer favorite.

The software used to create 3D models and deal with them takes valuable time to learn, and not every company can hire an employee specifically for this task. Instead, you can outsource this role.

Our team includes professional engineers and designers with expertise in CAD software. Through our company, you can get assistance with CAD design for anything from product development to prototyping.

What Are the Benefits of CAD?

CAD design services are a valuable resource, and hiring another company to provide them can save you time and money. They’re an excellent alternative to physical prototypes, and they have many other uses as well.

Accuracy

CAD software makes it easier to keep track of measurements and numbers than it is when working on an analogue design. Digital design improves accuracy and prevents basic errors.

CAD systems are designed to catch errors as often as possible, with features such as interference checking, which reports any overlap of parts in your design. Working with software minimizes the margin of error.

Visualizing the product in 3D models also improves accuracy. When you can visually see the results of an input error, it’s much easier to go in and find the issue.

Efficiency

CAD designs are far more efficient than traditional design methods. This software has been proven to increase designer productivity. It’s easy for them to make small alterations without having to start a new drawing from scratch.

Digital tools automatically generate simple shapes like circles and lines that can take much longer to get right when drawing by hand.

This efficiency also gives designers free rein to experiment more and try new things. Creativity is great for product design and finding new solutions.

Cost-Effectiveness

By saving time and preventing errors, CAD software also saves money for the business owner. Designers can work efficiently and even increase their output.

Over time, digital designing can save money in several areas, including prototyping and designing.

Aside from its main benefits, there are countless applications for CAD design services. Here are some of the ways CAD design fits into your company.

Product Development

CAD is a useful tool during product development. It can create, or render, product designs. The software allows us to modify designs easily, creating space for more experimentation and analysis of the design.

Our engineers have a thorough understanding of this software and how to make the most of it. They’ll test the functionality of each product and make sure it’s feasible in the physical world.

Before you commit to a physical design, you can experiment with CAD modeling and make sure each aspect works perfectly. Digital design has the advantage of helping you avoid the errors that can occur in analogue designs like physical drawings.

Designing with CAD leads to greater product quality and accurate measurements. It also keeps the door open for design changes, whether extensive or minor. Altering 3D models automatically updates associated designs, like the 2D drawings that go with them.

Prototyping Products

Prototyping products can be expensive and it often takes a lot of trial and error. By using software to design and create a visual of your product, you can cut down on some of the experimentation.

With CAD, you can create functional digital prototypes that are more efficient than physical ones. Once your design is complete and tested digitally, however, you can create a rapid prototype using 3D printing. We provide 3D printing services to help you create a basic prototype.

Instead of paying for machining, you can print your prototype out of an affordable material like resin or nylon. 3D modeling also offers unique opportunities to save on material costs. Techniques like hollow or latticed interiors will reduce the amount of printing materials needed, saving you money and allowing for faster printing.

3D Model Types

There are several types of 3D models you can create, depending on your project and what you need to represent.

A 3D wireframe uses curved lines and points to create a skeletal outline of what the finished product might be. It has a grid-like look, and this style isn’t as popular as it once was.

3D dumb solids are 3D models that you can add to or subtract from in terms of volume. They are three-dimensional and easy to alter, but are somewhat limited in complexity.

3D parametric solid modeling is more complex, but it is also more efficient. This modeling method allows you to alter features and add constraints to your model. That means you can make changes that affect multiple parts or features all at once, which is ideal for complex designs.

The right choice depends upon the type of project you are working on and the amount of detail you need.

Tangent Solutions provides CAD design services at an affordable price. Our team includes highly qualified individuals with a deep understanding of the software, along with engineers who work with you on your designs. Contact us today to start working with our talented staff!

Sean Kepler

Sean is lead engineer with his previous career stemming from mechanical engineering, automotive dynamics, and aerospace. Pulling from real-world experience, he has over 15 years of experience as a designer and in fabrication. Before creating Tangent Solutions, Sean was the lead designer for many winning off-road race teams as well as mass-market production companies

About Tangent Solutions

Tangent Solutions offers the latest in 3D scanning technology paired with 15 years of CAD design experience, to bring your ideas to reality. Our team specializes in reverse engineering, manufacturing, and data verification.

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