The Transition from 2D to 3D CAD Software Is So Famous, But Why?

In today’s world, the success of a business depends on being innovative and creating products of supreme quality and at the same time remaining competitively priced. Generally, attuning to create a balance between the technical and commercial aspects, businesses are pushing themselves too hard to remain in the highly competitive environment.

Designing the right product, at the right price is the key to success for diverse industry segments. Designing an efficient product is a critical path across various industry verticals namely, engineering, automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer goods, life sciences, architectural, construction, medical devices, electronics, and telecommunications etc.

In order to create impacting designs, appropriate tools need to be employed. Each business invests heavily in acquiring high-performance software and tools to become competitive.

Designing the right product, at the right price is the key to success for diverse industry segments. Designing an efficient product is a critical path across various industry verticals namely, engineering, automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer goods, life sciences, architectural, construction, medical devices, electronics, and telecommunications etc.

In today’s world, technology is evolving at a fast pace and it becomes imperative for all the stakeholders to keep abreast of the relevant changes and updates affecting them. In order to take care of the increasing complexities in product designing and living up to the customers’ expectations, adapting to the new technologies is very important. In certain cases, where the existing system becomes obsolete, steps should be taken to replace the system having the latest technology and easy upgrades.

Reasons to change your 2D systems to 3D systems

  • Creating product designs faster
  • Effective communications with stakeholders
  • Implement visual approach during the design process
  • Effective internal design reviews
  • Production of virtual prototypes for easy understanding
  • Quick amendments in the designs
  • Reduction of costs by testing and validating your designs instead of production of physical prototypes
  • Efficient product data management
  • Enhance the speed and precision of designs and response to customers

Benefits of transitioning to 3D CAD

Upgrading to 3D CAD systems has proved to be highly beneficial to manufacturers. Many reputed manufacturers have attained a considerable return on their investments (ROI) throughout their product development programs. This transition helps cut down on the costs and time to get the product into the market. Coping with frequent changes in design is a routine affair in business. Changing designs in 2D becomes very strenuous and time taking process as it involves more of manual updations. Visualizing the product is the most special characteristics of a 3D CAD system. It makes the interpretation of drawings easier and accelerates the process of feedback. A 3D CAD solution with appropriate integrated tools provides the users with the ease of changing the design of the product and makes an automated update in the toolpath data.

Overcoming the challenges while migrating

Implementation of changes has always been a challenge for the industry. But, with efficient planning and anticipating the challenges and risks in the process of change, can diminish the obstacles easily. While planning for the effective migration, special emphasis should be made on training and learning resources for the new features of the changed system. Another important aspect that needs to be taken care of is the management of the legacy 2D Data. Having 2D tools embedded into the new 3D system can facilitate the faster learning process and helps in determining the format that will be appropriate for the product.

Several types of research conducted to study the impact of the transition from 2D CAD system to a newer 3D CAD system reveal a big number of manufacturing companies have adopted the newer 3D CAD systems as compared to the old versions. They are reaping benefits from this transition in a number of ways. Apart from the use of the CAD systems for designing, many manufacturers use it in a strategic manner to interact with their internal and external stakeholders. Since the tool is made available to a large group, there is an access to varied ideas for enhancing the quality and performance and also helps in the identification of errors at various stages.

With easy-to-use, powerful 3D CAD capabilities, SOLIDWORKS comes in an integrated package for innovative product development solutions. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD systems can enhance your product designing by creating designs faster, validating, communicating, and managing the product development process in simple steps. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions help to launch your products into the market faster while reducing manufacturing costs and improving product quality and reliability for product applications across diverse industries.

Engineering Technique has an extensive experience in the 3D CAD softwares and its services. Having partnered with Dassault Systemes, Engineering Technique has become an authorized reseller of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and modeling software in Gujarat region of India.

“Engineering Technique can support you in managing the life-cycle of your product development through the use of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

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Originally published at https://www.linkedin.com on September 5, 2017.