Product design is a process where an idea or concept, through science and technology, combining some art elements, ultimately turns into tangible inventions that solve our daily problems and improve our lifestyles. With the arising complexity of product design and improvements, computer-aided design i.e. CAD software was developed to shorten the design cycle that would’ve taken greater manpower in the past.
CAD is now essential for mechanical design automation where it is used to create 3D parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings efficiently and accurately. Coupled with the expertise of designers and engineers in industrial design and engineering design, it serves as a comprehensive design tool which allows designers/ engineers to analyses and optimizes their product before manufacturing begins. This increases productivity and reducing cost of error by a significant amount.
SolidWorks is a tool which allows designers and engineers to design, manage and realize their products in the most accurate and efficient manner throughout the whole product design cycle. It is one of the most widely used 3D CAD design tool in various industries, including Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment, Mould and Die, Automotive, Medical Devices, Oil and Gas, and more.
Other than 3D Design, it also covers FEA (Finite Element Analysis) Simulation, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), Plastic Flow Simulation for injection moulding, Electrical 2D schematic and 3D design, Revision, Workflow and Data Management, as well as Technical Documentation and Animations.
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