Not too long ago, the biggest design and engineering companies were relying on AutoCAD and pen-and-paper methods to develop products or produce drawings for large-scale construction projects. This was not a streamlined procedure, involving numerous cycles of iteration and lots of time-consuming collaboration between teams to produce a workable design. Then Solidworks came about, and processes became more efficient and optimised to be able to enhance the quality of designs and drawings and cope with higher workloads.
The key benefit of Solidworks is that it makes it easy to design with constructability in mind. A virtual 3D model can be developed to produce a more complete design without having to involve members of the construction team in the design stage. This way, the cycles of iteration can be carried out entirely within the software, so potential issues can be resolved before the construction contractor even sees the designs.
Restoric Design offers a bespoke design service, whereby complex structural designs are mapped from the ground up using a range of state-of-the-art techniques. With Solidworks, the team has been able to create a backlog of standard structural components that can be applied to a new assembly, meaning that every design can benefit from the hours of manpower that has gone into every project we have ever worked on. This makes designing to a strict specification a far more efficient process, allowing Restoric Design to deliver a supreme level of services to our customers.
The full picture
Through the use of Solidworks, companies in the CAD industry have been able to produce a complete picture of structures or items rather than just producing a series of sections or components to be compiled later on. It has opened up new possibilities for the design of far more complex structures than ever before through a host of innovative and revolutionary techniques. The complexity of designs would have been unthinkable without the benefits of Solidworks.
Collaboration on the design process is also streamlined through the software. It can work in conjunction with other CAD packages and actually flourish from different teams collaborating through it with different design programmes. It can read files from any CAD system, and produce accurate DWG, IGES and STEP files which are all universally accepted. Communicating designs is easy and effective through the use of 3D PDFs, which can be viewed and manipulated in Adobe Acrobat, helping to show collaborating teams and clients exactly how the finished structure would look. And anything that needs to be manufactured specially can be easily specified and outsourced to a third party with Solidworks, with accurate 3D models that convey design intent perfectly.
Intuitive with ongoing support
Even people in a team who only use Solidworks intermittently can easily benefit from its power. When Restoric Design works with a client, we are always available to give support when you are looking at designs and drawings and can answer questions and queries no matter how complex. There are also plenty of superb resources online to help, further demonstrating the universal appeal the software has in the industry.
Restoric Design offers a world-class CAD service with a focus on attention to detail, trust and reliability, and valuing people. We take on every project as if it were our own, and consistently complete our part in a project on time and within budget. 3D modelling with Solidworks is just one of our services; we also offer 2D modelling, reverse engineering, CAD conversion and rendering & animation services. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive service and our commitment to consistent quality and reliability for our clients. As a rapidly growing company, we work hard to fulfil every aspect of our service. If you are in need of CAD services, get in touch today and we can discuss how we can help you to progress your project efficiently and effectively.