Make Your Own CAD Drawing2017-07-04

Computer-aided design(*Ref 1.), also called called CAD, is widely used in most industries to improve the efficiency and quality of design for CNC machining services. It is highly conducive to communication between designer and manufacturer. Also, it serves as a great platform carrying complete information for CNC machining services manufacturers. Because 2D and 3D CAD drawings are easier to read, modify, and create, they are more preferable in CNC machining industries.



The way to create your own CAD drawing.

  Create Your Own CAD Drawing  




The Way to Create CAD Drawing


Nowadays, CAD software is widely used  in various fields. For example, automotive, aerospace industries, reverse engineering(*Ref. 2), PCB design, animation design, industrial and architectural design use CAD software quite often. The procedures below show how  CAD software is used to create 2D and 3D CAD drawing:


1.) Create a 3D CAD object in your CAD software

  • Create 2D elevation drafting
  • Form and modify 3D object by extrusion, revolve, sweep, emboss functions


2.) Create 2D print from 3D CAD

  • Start a new DWG drawing file
  • Place a base view of your 3D model on your DWG drawing and then project other views from the base view.
  • Mark detailed but not repetitive dimensions
  • Mark important notices



How to Get CAD Software?


Gradually, CAD programs have become essential and dominate in CNC machining service projects. A well-designed CAD software should be capable of creating both 2D drawing and 3D modeling. Generally, it is usually hard to choose the best modeling software for different market sector. It is because various aspects and the wide range of features are available in these CAD tools. The essential elements of good CAD software are as below:


  • 2D Drawing Tools
  • 3D Modeling Tools
  • Textures
  • Transparency Options
  • Lighting Effects
  • Hatching
  • Photo-realistic Rendering



At present, more and more free CAD software is accessible for personal or professional modeling use. Should you have any questions about CAD software application, do not hesitate to contact us.



*Ref 1. Computer-aided design-Wikipedia


*Ref 2. Reverse Engineering: From Real Component to Print

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