Design visualisation through CAD (Computer-Aided Design) system tools plays a crucial role in the manufacturing of industrial machinery products. By utilizing CAD software, manufacturers can create realistic and detailed visual representations of their machinery designs, in which is possible to see details as all angles and perspectives, the different materials to various parts of the product that will be used in the final product, even details as screws, nuts, anchors, pins, clips, clamps and others types of fasteners. This elaborated visualisation enables improved communication, evaluation, design refinement and decision-making throughout the production process.
With CAD visualisation, manufacturers can visualise machinery movements, and assess its performance. This helps in identifying potential issues, interferences, or inefficiencies early on, allowing for necessary modifications before physical production, what is extremely important to reduce costs. By conducting virtual tests and analyses, manufacturers can optimize the design for functionality, durability, and safety as well. This results in a reduced product delivery time to customers, leading to faster revenue generation for the company. We already talked about how Design Automation helps with the mentality of preventing problems and not only firefighting when they appear. You can read the article clicking here.
Before we point the many benefits of CAD visualisation can bring to the marketing and sales team, let’s point the Pros of integration with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Many Design Automation tools can be integrated with PLM systems, providing end-to-end management of product data from concept to manufacturing. This integration improves data consistency, traceability, and overall project coordination, what is indispensable for machinery manufacturers.
CAD visualisation also supports the creation of realistic renderings and animations, which are valuable for marketing, sales, and client presentations. Manufacturers can display the machinery’s features, functionality, and benefits in a visually compelling manner, helping clients and stakeholders visualise the final product and make informed decisions. Another word that we listen a lot around here is scalability. CAD visualisation through Design Automation facilitates the handling of complex projects and large-scale design tasks. The automated processes can handle repetitive tasks regardless of the project’s complexity, making it easier to scale up or down as needed, what can easily happen with client’s needs.
Additionally, CAD 3D models and 2D drawings visualisation aids in streamlining the production process. By providing detailed visual references, it ensures accurate manufacturing of components, precise assembly, and efficient coordination among different teams. Moreover, CAD visualisation facilitates effective collaboration between design and manufacturing teams. This collaboration ensures the manufacturability and feasibility of the machinery design.
Here at Scandinavian Digital, we are big fans of Virtual Reality, to us a glimpse of what we are designing or what can be designed, and connecting VR and CAD Visualisation is pure gold to showcase a product. Especially when you can see the industrial machinery in real size, with the components that it will be used in an environment close or equal to the one that machinery will be used. An immersive 3D visualisation brings CAD models created using Design Automation into the VR presentation platform, allowing viewers to interact with the machinery in a realistic 3D environment. Users can rotate, zoom, and explore the machinery from different angles, giving them a comprehensive understanding of its design and functionality.
In summary, Design Visualization through CAD systems is instrumental in the manufacture of industrial machinery products. It enables manufacturers to create realistic 3D representations and documentation as 2D drawings and Bill of material, that contribute to evaluate design performance, streamline production processes, and enhance collaboration between design and manufacturing teams. By making the most of CAD visualization, manufacturers can optimize designs, reduce costs, and deliver high-quality machinery products to meet the demands of various industries in a shorter period.