DEVELOP3D: The Importance of CAD Drawings

DEVELOP3D: The Importance of CAD Drawings

As the adoption of three-dimensional (3D) modeling becomes more prevalent, it’s easy to downplay the role of technical drawings. But CAD drawings are still the primary mode of communicating with manufacturing—in many cases, a CAD drawing represents a contract between the designer and the shop floor.

How do you make sure that your drawings say everything they need to say?

3D CAD Drawing
3D CAD Drawing

This eBook from industry expert DEVELOP3D describes key aspects that you should consider when looking at your CAD drawing and documentation process.

What’s inside?

In this eBook, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create accurate CAD drawings and data
  • Effectively communicate information downstream
  • Include all the information required for manufacturing in your drawings

It’s the combination of the 3D model and associated set of drawings that allows you to define critical information and to communicate it where needed—to ensure that the process of design, documentation, and manufacturing is as efficient as possible.

Easy CAD drawing and drafting with Solid Edge

Drawings are the final deliverable for many engineering processes—they represent a contract between design and manufacturing—which means that accuracy is critical. But as product designs and assemblies become more complex, and with a host of global drawing standards to consider, creating, annotating, and updating drawings can be a challenge. Solid Edge® 2D Drafting software delivers a production-proven set of capabilities for creating two-dimensional (2D) documentation. It offers excellent drawing layout, diagramming, annotation and dimensioning controls. The 2D CAD is suited to a variety of tasks: laying out and optimizing schematics, streamlining 2D drawing production and learning how to design in a 3D CAD environment.

A free software offering, Solid Edge 2D Drafting, which is part of the Xcelerator™ portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, demonstrates our commitment to helping companies control costs. Solid Edge 2D Drafting capitalizes on years of production-proven capabilities developed by Siemens. An excellent tool for collaborating with suppliers and customers, the software allows you to share native Solid Edge drawings free of translation requirements with your suppliers while ensuring data integrity.

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