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Commercial and Productivity Advantages - General Business
Quicker design cycle as 3D modelling allows assemblies to be constructed rapidly from
individual parts. Additionally, 2D drawings can be quickly produced from 3D models. To
illustrate this, pick a component and simply compare the time taken to draw all 2D ortho-
graphic views versus 3D modelling the same item. If you are paying somebody by the day
(for example a contractor's day-rate) the difference soon adds up.
• Faster development time provides the basis to get products to market quicker and
therefore respond to and beat the competition. This generates higher margins.
Greater productivity ; Individual design engineers produce more per-day. They also
contribute directly to a number of stages of the development and manufacturing process.
Geographically dispersed design teams can work on CAD data at the same time, ex-
changing files when necessary and concurrently completing more work.
Greater design accuracy and better quality. Fewer mistakes help avoid all the prob-
lems associated with resolving defects on the shop floor, such as hassle, inconvenience,
wasted time and the associated costs. How much waste and scrap is the result of inaccur-
ate dimensional information in your business?
More efficient product design , as CAD data generated once can be used throughout the
product development process and indeed further on through the product life-cycle. Addi-
tionally this discourages duplication of effort.
• The speed at which design modifications can be made in 3D CAD, provides the ability
to respond to urgent client requests and customisations , for which the business can
and should charge a premium.
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