29 Mar Full steam ahead with Solidworks 2016
All of our projects start with a drawing, whether it is a sketch from a customer or a 3D CAD model, every drawing is transposed into one of our design software suites. One of our most flexible pieces of design software used is Solidworks 2016.
We have several CAD designers working with it as their primary design tool, creating everything from basic parts to complex POS units. In-house we have the ability to program in SolidWorks 3D CAD, SolidWorks Professional and SolidWorks Visualize.
The manufacturing design software boasts a range of features, most recently our team have been developing their skills and design techniques with the in-built 3D rendering facility where they can visually test different colour schemes, model layouts and product design features before committing to a final design.
The software isn’t just for rendering, it allows us to produce the flat pattern drawings for our CNC metal work machines in the factory…
As well as exploded views for assembly and production departments…
The CAD engineers continually keep up-to-date with seminars and webinars from the recent Webcast Wednesday by Solid Solutions to feature launch seminars held locally in Greater Manchester. Keeping our team up-skilled with continuous training allows us to take advantage of the powerful kit that SolidWorks is and offer the best possible digital prototypes for our clients.
Through investment in skilled staff, training and software, our digital design, CAD design and engineering teams are able to develop renders that near match the end product, giving the best realistic visuals in the prototyping, design and specification stage.