We offer Computer-Aided Design (CAD) services to help turn your idea into a virtual, 3D model. CAD models are the backbone of modern fabrication processes.
CAD models can be passed off to manufacturers, turned into fully dimensioned drawings, or used for photo realistic renderings that can be used for advertising or patent applications.
At the Prototyping Center we use Solidworks on a daily basis as our primary CAD design software; however, we are also familiar with Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, PTC Creo, and other similar programs.
What is Computer-Aided Design?
Computer-Aided Design is the use of computers to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing.
Software we use: Solidworks 2020
Software we are familiar with: Autodesk Fusion360, Autodesk Meshmixer, Blender, PTC Creo, TinkerCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Geomagic Design X
File types we can work with: IGES, DXF, DWG, STEP, ACIS, STL, PARASOLID, PDF, VDA, SLDPRT, SLDASM, OBJ