3D CAD Services
Our 3D CAD modelling experience includes automotive components, mechanical, structural and civil engineering, manufacturing, industrial design, retail layouts, packaging, construction, steel fabricating and MEP industries.
Key client benefits of our 3D CAD Services are:
- Conduct design reviews in 3D using freeware
- 3D CAD model linked to 2D drawings saving time
- Supply of files for laser cutting, CNC machining or 3D printing
- Automatic flattening of sheet metal components (with bend allowance)
- Photorealistic images for sales & marketing
- Line drawings for patents
- Automated Bill Of Materials (BOM)
Our 3D CAD project work includes one off high-end pieces of processing plant, low volume medical products, special purpose machinery, to mass produced mechatronic and consumer goods. Designs have ranged in physical size from a finger tip, to show piece installations spanning between floor levels, commercial and retail floor layouts to mapping deep underwater caves.
- Construction (Residential, Commercial & Government)
- Mining & Processing Plant Equipment
- Special Purpose Machinery
- Products (Consumer, Medical, Mechatronic)
- Retail & Commercial Fitouts
3D CAD Development & Benefits:
Client inputs for generating 3D CAD have come from a variety of sources including hand sketches, diagrams, photographs, 2D CAD files or reverse engineering (scanning) physical parts. Successful delivery is arrived at by constant interaction with our client so potential problems are detected early.
3D modelling can also aids subsequent steps such as rapid prototyping, rendering and animation, computer aided engineering (CAE), tooling and production. Other tangible benefits of 3D CAD include improving our client’s development time, so the design gets to market quicker with fewer risks.
We’ve supported design engineers and engineering companies with CAD services across numerous projects and industries. Rather than be hamstrung by the throughput capacity of in-house CAD drafting resources, we’ve assisted clients to roll out product iterations and upgrades. Our CAD services has enabled a shorter time to market for new products and allowed internal resources to focus on core activities and other urgent demands.
Our CAD designers take the time to understand your requirements fully and set about replicating in-house protocols, drawing standards and we even utilise your templates. Therefore every engineering drawing we produce feels like it’s been produced internally and emulates your existing documentation.
3D CAD modelling software allows designers to create a computer generated representation of an object or surface in virtual space. The traditional drawing office captured three dimensional forms by expressing them as a series of two dimensional projected views.
The advent of 3D CAD and many interlinked software and services means there are big time and money advantages to gain by modelling in 3D. CAD technology now creates files that can be used to: generate photorealistic renderings and animations; manufacture tools and components; undertake engineering analysis; produce rapid prototypes and 3d printed parts.
We assist metal fabricators with their CAD requirements by converting architectural and engineering specifications into clear and concise shop drawings. Structural modelling is undertaken in 3D CAD then shop drawings are produced to follow a logical pattern of fabrication, construction and installation.
Our shop drawings have been used to manufacture and install all types of steel structures including commercial, domestic and community buildings, bridges, pipe work, ramps, stair cases and platforms.
Mechanical CAD software assists with the design and engineering of manufactured goods and equipment. The design is accurately specified by way of a two dimensional mechanical drawing and a 3D CAD file.
We support the CAD development of metal that is formed, cast, machined, or consists of fabricated sheet and injection moulded or formed plastics. Our CAD experience and knowledge includes advanced surface modelling, construction of parts and assemblies, manufacturing and instruction drawings, reverse engineering and the output of data files required by manufacturers for the production of parts and tools.
We have provided mechanical contracting services to inventors, design and engineering consultancies and manufacturers of consumer goods, industrial products, medical instruments, machinery and components for automobiles.
Design Assist Partners are an award winning CAD design company with broad industry experience and expertise. Our team of CAD designers come from various backgrounds such as manufacturing, mechanical engineering, aerospace, industrial design, architecture and web design. Together we form a powerful and experienced team that clients can utilise to their advantage.
Our CAD design service allows clients to shrink and expand their CAD requirements to match market demand and improve operational efficiencies. Our offering to clients includes CAD capabilities that range from 2D drafting, 3D CAD modelling through to photorealistic rendering and animation services.
Existing 2D & 3D CAD files may sometimes need to be recreated in another format. We have assisted clients after a business acquisition and merger to align valuable CAD data and intellectual property across from a CAD system being made redundant into the current software and set of drafting protocols.
Similarly, a manufacturing client who supplies product to the construction industry found their file types were not suited to the consultants who specifies the products to be installed. In this instance we set about rebuilding the key information of the product required by the consultant, made the auxiliary information user friendly and prominently displayed the clients brand.
DAP can cost effectively handle this labour-intensive CAD work and smooth the implementation of data across alternative CAD platforms. Our client’s resources remain free to focus on core activities and the transitional downtime is kept to a minimum.
Lastly, by recreating existing 2D designs into a 3D CAD format enables the creation of files to assist with: cutting new tools for manufacture (IGES or STEP); laser cutting profiles (DXF); rendering and animation (OBJ) and rapid prototyping (STL).