3D CAD Models
As part of our CAD drafting services we create the 3D CAD Models. For our 3D CAD Services we use 3D CAD Software such as Solidworks, for creating components in 3D. The 3D CAD packages create 3D CAD models first from which one then can produce:
- Fully Dimensioned Drawings
- 3D Print files (STL)
- Interference Checks (Collisions, Alignment etc.)
3D CAD Modelling Services offered by Earthcad Engineering Design Services
Most of our Engineering Designs start in 3D CAD, even though the drawings such as Manufacturing Drawings are 2D (these can be printed on paper). We only use 2D CAD (Autodesk AutoCad) for simple Mechanical & Electrical Drawings (MEP) as well as Schematics. The others get created in 3D first, which is definitely a more efficient way to produce drawings these days.
It is also relevant that changes to parts do not get carried out within the drawings but within the 3D CAD model. This facilitates that the Drawings update automatically (one might have to add/delete a dimension or two). One does not have to update all the drawings views and check that they all align. The majority of our projects are carried out with Solidworks. We own several Solidworks licenses which are supplied by our VAR Cadtek.
Drawings Types that start of as 3D Models are:
- Manufacturing Drawings
- Fabrication Drawings
- Patent Drawings
- Shop Drawings