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Why 2D alone design hinders manufacturing

2D drawings have played a major role in product design and manufacturing, and still play an important part today. Yet, 2D drawings can’t always cut it in a 3D world. 

Two-dimensional drawings can provide a good understanding of how a product will function and what tolerances and dimensions are required to ensure fit and functionality.

The challenge is that 2D drawings have a few drawbacks that can hinder the manufacturing process within an organisation. This is where 3D design comes into its own.

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Topics: 2D Design, 2D vs 3D, CATIA 3D Master, Manufacturing

2D or not 2D that is the question?

Continuing my theme of Shakespearean references, I
wonder if the bard was prescient foreseeing this question that has been asked many a time by managers when they start design projects?

“Should we do this in 2D, it will be quicker, or should we take the plunge and model it in 3D” – how many times has that been said in the last two decades or so, let alone 400 years?

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Topics: 2D Design, Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), CATIA 3D Master