Reinvigorating product development operation can be easily accomplished by making the move from 2D to 3D CAD, such as SolidWorks 3D. Introducing 3D design can help save money as well as time and materials. Additionally, it works to improve workflows, product quality, and processes while fostering inspiration, creativity, and innovation in the design process. Regardless of what the design might be, SolidWorks 3D can speed up the time-to-market process while also eliminating unnecessary costs, improving design for manufacture ability, and producing consistently higher-quality products. SolidWorks offers an easy and smooth transition from 2D to 3D.
Over the past 20 years, a vast majority of the top manufacturers in the world have elected to make the transition from 2D to 3D design. Such companies include Garmin, Bausch & Lomb, and Trek. Just a few reasons to consider making the switch from 2D to 3D with SolidWorks 3D include:
The first significant challenge in product development is obtaining necessary approval from customers and/or management. This can be difficult to accomplish in a fast and efficient manner in 2D, particularly for complex designs. By comparison, the process of obtaining approval can be much faster and easier with 3D.
Fast, Easy Design Changes
While coping with design changes is part and parcel of the design process, that process can be time-consuming in 2D, requiring manual updates. Along with being slow, the process of making design changes in 2D also introduces the chance for making errors. Such risks can be eliminated with 3D.
Greater Visibility into How a Design Moves
When working in 2D, engineers often find it difficult to visualize how a design moves in an accurate manner. Identifying potential problems can be incredibly difficult and time-consuming in 2D. When working in 3D, however, you are able to see more precisely how a design actually moves.
Ability to Create Animations
When you need to show managers, customers, or partners the way in which a design concept functions, it’s important you be able to do so in a realistic manner. While 2D does not present the ability to create compelling images, this is not the case with 3D, which offers the chance to create aesthetically pleasing images.
Product development can be completely reinvigorated while reducing the opportunity for errors by making the transition from traditional 2D to SolidWorks 3D.