TITLE

Download, Don't Draw: Ready-made 3D models make design efficient and accurate

PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Cadalyst;Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on how downloading ready-made 3D models can make designs efficient and accurate. If the products one design are made up of a large number of parts such as purchased components, it would be a waste of valuable time if modeling is done in spite that the models are already available on the Internet. Catalogs of common parts that one can download and use are offered by many software developers. Designers have numerous choices for 3D content online as many manufacturing companies offer accurate 3D models of their products. These models are usually very accurate and, in addition, are available in a wide range of file types. Plenty of free models are available from manufacturers or through modeling software. Even though one might have to buy the models sometimes this most likely will be still less expensive than modeling the part by oneself. There are many resources available, sometimes for free, that can save lots of time and aggravation. SolidWorks Corp.'s 3D Content Central offers access to millions of parts like screws, bolts, nuts, gears, motors and valves.
ACCESSION #
19359500

 

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