3D CAD Modeling and Design Services
Well-made CAD models and drawings can be difficult to come by. At 3D Engineering Solutions, we use experienced and degreed engineers to create well thought out CAD models. Models should be able to be later updated with little effort. While no two engineers will ever build a model exactly the same way, our depth of experience ensures that the models that we create for you are built in a logical and relatively easy to update manner.
Drawings should be laid out in an easy to understand format with proper notations and a clean look. To help ensure that our standards are met in our drafting services, we use some of our other internal engineers to perform checking of these drawings. Having the engineer who modeled and laid out the drawing check these could lead to a higher chance of missing the mark. This process trains our staff to lay out drawings more carefully knowing that they will also be internally checked by their peers.
Our product design knowledge and ability carries directly over to our CAD modeling service and drawing layout service. We have the ability to easily integrate our customer’s product specific ideas into their design as well as make significant innovative contributions to the final product. Where our customers have developed deep product and industry knowledge of their products, we use that with good modeling and drafting practices to augment their internal capacities. Where our customers ask us to perform the entire design function, we bring a large degreed engineering team to bear in developing products to our customers specifications.
All of our engineers are certified in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Since each engineer is also trained and gains experience through our ISO17025 inspection service, we have gained practical knowledge in print interpretation and application of good GD&T practices in our modeling and drafting work. Our dimensional layouts go beyond the theoretical into the functional and practical.
Multiple CAD Package Options Available
Each of our engineers masters one CAD package from the several that we use including Siemens NX, SolidWorks, CREO and Revit. This allows us to be flexible in providing specific CAD services to our customers that match their own.
Our CAD design services and drafting services extend into Reverse Engineering projects. Just present us with the sample items and we will scan them in house, create CAD and develop drawings and tolerances. We will guide you through the reverse engineering process with best practice advice from a long history of successful projects.
Complex Surface Modeling Expertise
Because of our extensive work in Aerospace, Automotive and Medical applications, we have developed a particular expertise in CAD surface modeling that is unrivaled. Most engineers are not afforded the opportunity to develop their surface modeling skills beyond a preliminary class. However, because of our history and experience, we have developed the ability to quickly and efficiently handle complicated surfacing issues with ease.
Model and Drawing Checking
Do you already have a design and drafting team and just need support checking their work? We also support that work. Often times, the CAD design cycle leaves little time for proper model and drawing checking. Typically, the design manager is left to check the work of multiple staff in addition to their other responsibilities. These tight time frame constraints can lead to higher levels of checking errors which multiply into expensive tooling changes later. Use our staff to temporarily augment your capabilities. We can assign multiple engineers to the checking function and greatly improve your product introduction times!
The same issue can happen with tolerance stacking. A good tolerance stack can take up to 2-4 hours each. And a complicated design can need hundreds of stacks. Use our team of qualified engineers to help augment your ability to throughput multiple stacks simultaneously to improve your design cycle.
Gage and Fixturing
Our CAD modeling and drafting abilities extend into gage and fixture design. Part of our ISO17025 service business is involved in checking gages and fixturing created by others to ensure they meet required specifications. This coupled with our long experience base and excellent knowledge of tolerancing has allowed us to develop gage and fixtures that are robust and easy to use.
3D Engineering Solutions is flexible enough to handle both your large and small CAD modeling projects. We can work on a fixed cost or Time and Material (T&M) basis to suit your requirements. Why increase your full time staff when you can use us to augment your capabilities and capacities only when you need us?