How to Create a CAD Design Using CAD Design Software
Working with CAD Design software is a complex process and requires skills from all kinds of different disciplines, including art & design, IT and computing, engineering and much more.
When our designers create an initial model in SOLIDWORKS which will set out the geometry of the design, including points, lines, arcs and curves, conics and splines. We’ll also incorporate different dimensions at this point, to ensure that all the elements of the design fit perfectly together. Designs can also be used to define the tangency, parallelism, perpendicularity, and concentricity of different features within the design if required – this can be done using both 2D and 3D design. Because of the way that SOLIDWORKS software is built, the needs of the design come before that of the preset features of the software, which gives our team the flexibility needed to create completely bespoke and accurate designs, rather than being limited by the geometry of a pre-existing design. If the design needs to be imported into a 3D format, we can do that at this point, to provide our clients with a clear, transparent view of the end product they can expect, as well as giving our manufacturing team all of the insight and instructions they need to accurately build the product.
Using CAD software not only results in precise and highly functional designs, but also aids the manufacturing process. Within CAD software, we can create a range of rules that tell our sheet metal folding, bending and punching machines exactly what is required, and can also build custom rules for new projects, so that there’s no need to manually input instructions before entering the manufacturing stage of the process. Once we’ve got a design created and implemented, we can also save it for future reference, making the construction process much quicker and easier if repeat orders are required.Get in Touch