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Augmented Reality Meets Manufacturing. Frank Bauman would have never thought the fictional electronic spectacles (aka Character Markers) he imagined in the illustrated novel The Master Key would be a reality someday.

Augmented Reality Meets Manufacturing

These glasses would let wearers see letters on the foreheads of people, indicating their character. Good people would bear the letter “G,” evil ones the letter “E,” and so on, letting wearers immediately know the true nature of all the people they encounter. Though still firmly in the realm of fiction, developments in augmented reality (AR) are bringing this sci-fi device closer to reality. AR today connects the computer and physical worlds with human experience, opening possibilities that can further blur the lines between virtual reality and reality. However, AR is still seen as a technology best suited for the gaming industry, and we can blame Pokémon GO for this common notion.

Sector. 3D CAD helps Metal Fabricators to Embrace the Digital Thread Opportunity. Science Published on May 28th, 2017 | by Guest The future of industry is digital.

3D CAD helps Metal Fabricators to Embrace the Digital Thread Opportunity

Often termed as the “digital thread” – a single data source covering the design from concept to finished parts holds a great potential for the metal fabrication sector. The data-driven advantage with digital thread can enable fabricators to make a quantum leap in productivity, quality and machine efficiency. For continuous improvement, going digital is indeed the next step for fabricators to implement best manufacturing processes and practices through machine to machine communication and automation. Large fabricators and manufacturing companies are already leading the pursuit of digital thread, making it inevitable for small part suppliers to implement right processes to avoid losing customers. Consider a scenario where a shop purchases a new press with new tooling capability. Switching to a New CAD Tool? Read This First! As a manufacturer, when was the last time you heard a major OEM switchingthe enterprise CAD platform to a newer one?

Switching to a New CAD Tool? Read This First!

Companies rarely take the decision of changing their CAD tools entirely, and rather prefer upgrading the existing ones as a better alternative. There are multiple reasons why manufacturing organizations prefer sticking to the existing design tools. CAD migration projects often run into difficulties with challenges of managing and converting legacy design data, getting a hold of new system and ensuring that the swap does not impact the production efficiency. It took four years for Daimler Mercedes to move from Dassault’s System’s CATIA to Siemens PLM’s NX. Prof. Fabricators have to Select the Best Bad CAD Design Option for Profitability. Even with CAD technology, there are no good designs.

Fabricators have to Select the Best Bad CAD Design Option for Profitability

3D Furniture Design and Rendering: Effective Advertising Solution for Manufacturers. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on May 22nd, 2017 Furniture manufacturers globally, struggle with one common challenge – finding the right way to advertise their products.

3D Furniture Design and Rendering: Effective Advertising Solution for Manufacturers

The solution to this lies in adopting 3D furniture design and rendering tools. Too often, sales team have got fraction of seconds to raise interest within customers and intrigue them to look further for product details. Even if they manage to bring interest, sales teams still need to effectively demonstrate the furniture features, so that the customer is eventually persuaded to make the purchase. Whether it is one of the beautifully crafted wooden furniture pieces or the one designed and fabricated from a sheet metal, making the 3D furniture designs sellable is a key to keep the business running. 3D Modeling & Rendering; Enrich Furniture Sales Catalogue with Photorealistic Designs. DriveWorks: To Create that Engaging Customer Buying Experience for Your Boring Products – DriveWorks: CAD Design Automation & Customization. We sell pressure vessels, storage tanks, industrial pumps, gas burners, platforms and… did I just make you fall asleep while I write this?

DriveWorks: To Create that Engaging Customer Buying Experience for Your Boring Products – DriveWorks: CAD Design Automation & Customization

Let’s face it, there are companies who sell pretty boring stuff but are important for our economy. Unlike Marvel’s new comic series or Apple’s new iPhone, there are products that don’t help in raising eyebrows or bringing excitement within the masses, but are actually important to many. Industrial equipment isn’t exciting, but is critical for every industrial plant.

Does that mean that there is no scope of bringing more interest in selling these critical equipments to potential customers? Absolutely no; with modern CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote) tools like DriveWorks, the customer buying experience can be taken to an altogether different level. Add Value to Your Shopfitting Business with Online Configurator. Combining CAD and Cloud – A Different Look. If one believes of the buzz in CAD designing world, there are widely two opinions that are being discussed in and around CAD and cloud technology being collaborated.

Combining CAD and Cloud – A Different Look

Design engineers in every discipline be it automotive, industrial components designs or heavy machinery have isolated themselves into two segments – those who favor CAD and Cloud merger, and those who don’t. One way or the other; the prospects of Cloud technology being a value addition to CAD are yet to be weighed. Sunny days are around with Cloud technology; really? At a glance, with Cloud technology, it seems that there are ‘sunny days’ ahead with major takeaway in form of data centralization with cloud. Cloud technology also enhanced the storage capacity on server and made delegating work is easy. Even though all these benefits are apparent, the collaboration of Cloud and CAD is yet to be justified by experts. Software architecture stands between the collaboration Offshoring is a scalable solution. Metal 3D Printing Complements Machining; It’s Not a Replacement. The ambitious claims of 3D printing technology to revolutionize the way we do almost anything has the potential, but the technology is not quite there yet, at least not in the near future.

Metal 3D Printing Complements Machining; It’s Not a Replacement

This is because we imagine a world made out of 3D printers. You’ll often read about how 3D printing is used to build homes, aircraft components, or even guns. But the uses are limited and aren’t always clearly defined. You may see some of the highly inspiring, artistic yet functional objects promoted by metal 3D printing advocates, but you won’t find anyone talking about the efforts, cost, and build time that would have gone into developing that object.

There are investments happening, however, to enhance the reliability of industrial 3D printing in terms of operation and print quality. How SolidWorks can help in to manage Large & Complex Sheet Metal Assemblies? Untitled. Furniture: Mass Customization Can Boost Up Underperforming Business. Mass Customization for Furniture Manufacturers: End of “One Size Fits All” Furniture is all about personalization.

Furniture: Mass Customization Can Boost Up Underperforming Business

We love to choose furniture that can actually fit in our room or office space. The one that connects to the surrounding environment and becomes an integral part rather than protruding as a piece that is completely unrelated to the existing environment. But personalized furniture often comes with a heavy price that everyone cannot afford. The feeling of customizing the furniture, however, is still going to be there within all of us, and that’s where companies like IKEA are banking upon. Implementing Mass Customization. SOLIDWORKS & DriveWorks for your CAD Drafting, Modeling & Design Automation Needs. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on March 30th, 2017 With more than 3 million users all over the globe, SOLIDWORKS leads the CAD industry with nearly 50% market share.

SOLIDWORKS & DriveWorks for your CAD Drafting, Modeling & Design Automation Needs

The tool has been helping designers, engineers and manufacturers in number of ways and making it possible to ideate, design and manufacture high-quality products with enhanced productivity. Globally, engineers rely on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS to efficiently convert complicated product design ideas to manufacturing ready 3D CAD models and drawings that can be put straight to manufacturing with quickest turnaround. The parametric modeling facility empowers designers to quickly develop complex parts and assemblies, evaluate them through simulation and push the designs for fabrication or manufacturing faster.

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Software tools, no matter for whichever industry they are developed, eventually requires to be upgraded at some point in order to take productivity to the next level. It is important for us to find new and better solutions that allow competing in the rapidly advancing marketplace. CAD tools are no different in this regard. Rapidly growing product design world with the ability to develop accurate detailed design, get realistic graphical images and animation, test design virtually and 3D print for prototypes, demand advanced tools for product development.

Transformation in CAD tools is critical to ensure better product quality and efficient manufacturing processes, in order to meet the most important goal of operating a business – profitability. While the idea of upgrading a CAD system to compete in the market isn’t new to anyone in the manufacturing sector, the trick is to realize when exactly you should make the move.

. #1 Managing Files is a Problem. How DriveWorks Adds Value to your Electrical Enclosure Manufacturing Business. DriveWorks is commonly perceived to be only useful in the product design stages to automatically generate 3D models and drawings, but it can actually be applied across multiple stages to expect better productivity and value addition. Despite wide application of enclosures meant to protect electrical equipment and machines, its manufacturers ideally have very few differentiating factors to compete in the market. There are international design standards that almost every enclosure manufacturer has to follow along with couple of other certifications for quality checking purposes. The demand for electrical enclosures on the contrary is expected to rise, with rising demand in consumer goods, energy, food, clean water, construction materials and infrastructure. This is because each industry will need to employ electrical equipment and machines to meet the growing demands.

Let’s look at how automating different processes can add more value in your electrical enclosure manufacturing business. Create Robust Sales & Production Deliverables for Furniture Business with DriveWorks – DriveWorks: CAD Design Automation & Customization. Every piece of furniture involves a small or large degree of customization to suit the specific requirements of the customer who’s buying it. For furniture manufacturing companies then, it is no more a value proposition but a necessity to offer customization for each furniture product that they sell. But the actual complexity lies in comprehending these custom orders and responding to customers with a proper quote that can help in winning more business. Further, processing these orders is a big challenge in itself. Specifying drawings and production documentation for each new custom order consumes significant time and keeps engineering teams occupied in performing repetitive tasks.

The overall impact of these processes is on delivery then, keeping manufacturers on their toes all the time to ship the product on the committed dates. CAD Synchronized 3D Geometry For Furniture Fabricators Ensures Excellent ROI. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on March 3rd, 2017 A tale as old as time; furniture designs have always demanded to be attractive, eye-catching and ergonomically satisfactory to the end user. They also need these furniture pieces to be durable for a fairly long term and customized as per their needs. Ideally, a part library data of the Computer Aided Designing software like SolidWorks along with its inbuilt CAD customization tools should cater to the needs and deliver satisfactory designs.

However, what goes beyond this point is synchronizing the sketches of initial concept designs with final 3D geometry when fabrication is next in line. Embrace 3D to compete in the digital manufacturing era - Design Solutions. Digital is our world’s future and that’s where every possible industry vertical is heading. The increasing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) is challenging conventional processes and products, and is bringing an altogether different experience for the people at buying end. Wearables, drones and connected cars are just the beginning as IoT promises to influence various kinds of environments – home, office, logistics and even our factories for that matter. In fact, by 2025, the impact of IoT is set to touch by 3 trillion alone in the manufacturing sector, at least that’s what a survey from McKinsey suggests. 3D CAD Modeling and Rendering – Upcoming Stage of Furniture Industry.

Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on April 20th, 2017 Furniture fabrication industry has evolved ever since its inception in terms of designs and attractive final products. Prominence of PMI Features in 3D CAD Modeling for Collaborative Fabrication. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on April 19th, 2017. CAD Improves Wind Power Generation Capacity to Meet Global Green Energy Demand.

Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on April 12th, 2017 For technologically advanced nations, wind energy output targets grow higher with each passing year. Growing size of wind turbines and power generation capacity has obligated wind turbine manufacturers to deliver turbines of higher yield. But the question of how well the current designs of the wind turbines can scale in future is yet to be determined. Efficient Sheet Metal Fabrication of Processing Equipments by Leveraging 3D CAD Modeling & PDM Plugins. Advanced CAD Automotive Component Designs. Tools & Die Manufacturer Turn to CAD to Increase Sales & Decrease Costs. Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on April 10th, 2017. Pressure vessel design by analysis versus design by rule. Pressure vessels are an integral part of many manufacturing facilities and processing plants, enabling the safe storage of pressurized liquids and gases.

From industrial boilers to gasoline tankers, pressure vessels operate in a wide array of potentially hazardous environments. However, if not properly designed, constructed and maintained, pressure vessels can be extremely dangerous. Heavy Machinery Equipment Manufacturers can Improve Productivity through CAD Design Support Solutions. Sheet Metal Enclosures: Engineering of Designs & Art of Designing. Sheet metal designing is a complex process and requires several skills related to metal works, and compromises in design intent, machine capability and working knowledge. Most importantly it needs patience from sheet metal designer in fast paced development of metal designs and drafts in ideal CAD environment. Fabricators – Integrate CAD & ERP Data or Pay for your Mistakes. CAD Drafting & Drawings Make Woodworking Profitable.

Building Products Posted by Kashyap Vyas on April 24th, 2017. Rapid Prototyping helps Product Manufacturers Save Millions. Reverse engineering to upgrade the food processing plant layout according to regulations. With CAD Sheet metal fabricators to gain profitability / CAD drafts enhancing end sheet metal products. CAD Drafting & Design by Analysis for Pressure Vessel Fabricators to get ASME certification. Metal Fabrication Industry should Adopt Right Design Technology to Overcome Challenges. Which CAD Platform to Use for Wooden Furniture Design?

3D CAD Models for Industrial Equipment to Keep Your Manufacturing Processes Efficient. Benefits to Sheet Metal Fabricators by Moving from 2D to 3D CAD Workflows. Metal Door Manufacturers can quickly respond to customers’ inquiry with DriveWorks. Improve Customer Buying Experience with DriveWorks – DriveWorks: CAD Design Automation & Customization. SolidWorks Vs Inventor: Feature Based Comparison of Two Major 3D CAD Platforms. Utilize Product Configurator to Streamline Entrance Canopy Design and Sales Processes. CFD for Flow Modelling In Oil & Gas Applications to Derive Reliable Predictions & Solutions. With PLM; Take Early Design To Fabrication & Manage Complexities. Why Manufacturers Need a CPQ Solution? Why Choose a DriveWorks Authorized Service Partner? CAD: 2nd Industrial Revolution for Healthcare Industry. IMPORTANCE OF PRODUCT DESIGN IN FABRICATION INDUSTRY. DriveWorks: Automate Design for Industrial Shelving & Rack Systems to Gain Competitive Edge.

DriveWorks to Address Challenges of Engineer-to-Order Product Manufacturers. Stress Analysis in Pipes According to ASME Standards can Lead to Safer Pipe Designs. CAD in Automotive Industry; Look Beyond Clichéd Benefits. CAD Modeling of Medical Devices: A Key to Balance Compliance & Innovation. Adopt parameter based optimization for FEA for large design data set. Extending CFD benefits for manufacturers and designers to maintain competitive edge. Automate Conveyor System Design Process Using DriveWorks. How DriveWorks Improves Sales Quotation & Documentation for Your Business? Reduce Product Design Cycles by Automating Your Product Design Development with DriveWorks. Sheet Metal Designing; let’s set the Rules Straight. CFD For Turbomachinery Parts; Should Manufacturers Really Adopt It? Need of 3D CAD models and FEA for Mechanical Components Prior to Fabrication. Leverage Sheet Metal CAD Geometry from start to finish  - Metal Working World Magazine.

Importance of industrial equipment design &amp; layout. 3D CAD Modeling Facilitates Complex Machinery with Better Visualization and Much More. The Unusual Bond of Realist Design Engineers with Idealist CAD. Design Automation; Winning Strategy for Custom Product Manufacturers. It’s Time Manufacturers Shift from 2D to 3D CAD Model Centric Product Designs. Invest in CAD for Aircraft Design to Supercharge the Benefits. 3D CAD for Designers Offer Much More Than Modeling To Boost The Productivity. 3D CAD Modeling; Futuristic Product Design Approach Is To Begin With End In Mind. Do Industries Need Scan Data To Cloud Conversion For Their Product? Outsource Rapid Prototyping & Make Your Product Design Ideas Evolve Faster. Accurate CAD Modeling for Reverse Engineering; Are Design Engineers Aware Of All The Essentials?

Outsource Reverse Engineering of Products for Enhanced Quality and Accuracy. CAD Conversion Facilitates Quick Digitization of Design Data. Mass Customization: Maintaining the Productivity & Profitability. 3 Key rules to scrutinize an outsourced design drafting and 3D modeling company. 2D Drawings & 3D CAD Models offer same Accuracy to Design Engineers; then why latter is preferred? - Recent News.

Structural Analysis of Bridges Using FEA, a Sophisticated Approach. Importance of PMI Callouts in Implementing MBD for Product Development. Why the shift to CAD Models for Products Having Readily Available Design Is Recommended? Are You Wise Enough To Outsource CAD Drafting? Rapid Prototyping: In-House or Outsourcing? A CFD Approach for Design and Development in Oil & Gas Industry. Best Sheet Metal Drawing & Design Services. Hi-Tech Partners with DriveWorks to Configure & Automate Product Designs for Manufacturers.

Why SolidWorks Over Other CAD Tools? Pressure Vessels Designed As Per Design Safety Standards Can. Case Study: Design Automation for Retail Furniture Products. 4 Reasons to Use Design Simulations to Improve Equipment Fabrication. Utilize CFD for Wind Load Estimation on Offshore Platforms. Should You Outsource Rapid Prototyping or Develop In-House Capabilities. Use Shell Elements for Finite Element Analysis of Thin-Walled Parts. 20 Reasons to Use Finite Element Analysis for Product Design & Development. Is There A Better Approach To Efficiently Design Industrial Equipments & Machinery? Using CFD beyond Aerospace and Automotive Applications. How Manufacturers Can Develop Efficient Pump Designs Using CFD. How Industrial Equipment Manufacturer Can Bring Products to Market Faster Using SOLIDWORKS.