There was a customer talking to a customer representative of an enclosure manufacturing company and they have been talking back and forth for some enclosure options. The customer would like to have a very specific specification for some items and choices are very good. The more choices the customer has the closer they can get to their very good and specific goal. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using 3D drawings in order to achieve a very specific and crucial goal.
Compare to 2D drawings, the 3D drawing gives more detail and in depth to digital drawing of the enclosure. The main benefit of 3D drawing is the vast of possibilities the design engineer can do when it comes to manipulation of the drawing and what specifications he can do. Not just the line drawing of the footprint.
There are several programs that enables the user to rotate the product rendering using not only the x & y axis but they also have the z axis. In utilizing the 3D models of two different product this allows the user to finally determine if the two descriptions can fit together. As well as the the design engineers can effectively see the additional steps that are crucial in order to combine these two different objects.
In addition to this, the 3D rendering allows the design engineer the verify and check several angles, lengths and the potential installations without worrying if the engineer has to leave the office and physically check the parts of the project. With just small settings here and there, with just one click of a button the design engineer can view a very specific view and placement of the product. If the engineer does not like the output, he can do it again.
Let us conclude that as you read this article, you are a design engineer for a car company that is looking for a design in the next year’s model latest release. You can easily take the 3D model of the vehicle chassis and you can have several choices and options that you can do for the front and bucket seats.
Through this way, as the design engineer you would be able to identify and see if the seats will perfectly fill the allotted space inside the vehicle cabin. In addition to this, as the design engineer you will also be able to know and determine if you needed to install the necessary rails. The rails serve as a tool to allow the distance from the steering wheel to be measured. You can also screw locations and you can also check if you still needed to add custom lengths and the screw positions.
So, with this in mind you now have a good brief knowledge on how the 3D works and how it adds value to any engineering projects. If you have a 2D drawing and you see that a 3D works better for you, feel free to change from 2D to 3D. But keep in mind that there are specific uses for a 2D drawing that might not be applicable to a 3D drawing.