3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Modeling is a crucial step in the development of your product. The process provides value data related to the special requirements of your invention. The 3D model will bring to life the external shape and size of your product idea. It will also show buttons, vents and the minutest of details including screw sizes and lengths, bump stops and internal manufacturing provisions.
At Prototype Monster we utilize highly advanced CAD software and are able to assign concrete, reality-based sizing as well as real dimensions of off-the-shelf components such as power supplies, electronic or over-the-counter hardware. The main advantage to 3D CAD Modeling is that it allows for efficient modifications to the model as a whole or to specific parts.
What 3D CAD Modeling does is it provides you with a Virtual Prototype of your product that can be used in several ways including:
- Screen Shots
- Photorealistic Renderings
- Step-By-Step Assembly/Usage Instructions
The 3D CAD Model is a representation of your product in an environment where multiple design considerations can coexist within a database that can modify one or several of them. That is what sets 3D apart from 2D drawings. For example, any slight modification can be made and a 3D model produced instantly. With 2D drawings, a slight modification results in complete redrawing.
At Prototype Monster our designers utilize top design software including SolidWorks, ProEngineer, Creo and others. These software packages give us the ability to create digital databases of your product at 1:1 scale which means the computer design is made with real dimensions and proportions. Nothing is scaled down. The 3D CAD Modeling also gives us a means of displaying all movable parts related to the functionality of your product.
3D CAD models come about in many different ways:
- An innovative accessory to an existing product can begin as a 3D scan of the original product. The scan data would then be used to build the new product.
- A geometric pattern based on factors or anatomy of where the product would be used.
- A product built using off-the-shelf parts.
Because 3D CAD Modeling demonstrates functionality and potential future design modifications, this is a step many entrepreneurs and corporations are using as it represents a huge cost saving. The benefits are great with a 3D model of your product as it helps you deliver impactful presentations that can secure funding.
The main benefits to 3D CAD Modeling are:
- It creates a database that can be used to create 3D Printed or Machined prototypes.
- It allows us to create highly detailed blueprint shop drawings to either obtain manufacturing quotes or to convey your design intent to fabricators/manufacturers.
The CEO and founder of Prototype Monster, Tony Suarez, has 10,000+ hours of 3D CAD Modeling experience. He has produced highly detailed CAD models and CAD databases representing thousands of moving parts. We bring extensive knowledge to the table and produce 3D models that exceed standards to ensure seamless transition from internal/external teams to collaborations/support.
At Prototype Monster we can take your idea along that journey to reality. 3D CAD Modeling is an important second step along that route. Prototype Monster is based in South Florida. We are a design and engineering firm that provides service to clients across the United States and Caribbean.