Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Convert 2D to 3D: AutoCAD 2013

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Convert 2D to 3D: AutoCAD 2013

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Knowledge Of 3d Modeling- Must For Industrial Design

As Industrial designs intend to create and execute design solutions towards problems of form, usability, engineering, brand development and sales, 3D modeling has a crucial role to play. 3D modeling is purely the process of developing a mathematical, wire frame representation of any three dimensional object using specialized computer software. This puts the industrial designer in a better position to create and execute various design solutions.

Since competition is becoming tougher and tougher, 3D modeling is the best available alternative for your CAD company in rendering valuable services for building design and construction. This involves a computerized process where 3D models are converted into respective images. These 3D model views contain geometrical information, texture information, effect of lighting in the surroundings and shade details. Certainly, your CAD firm must be cognizant of all these opportunities in 3D modeling.

But, be sure to update yourself regarding the latest trends in 3D modeling which will only enable you to deliver quantitative and qualitative goods. Unless you try to deliver the best, edging yourself over your competitor, you may well be on your way out of the market.

To become a champion in the field of industrial design, your CAD company needs to focus on various technical concepts, products and processes thereby making the best use of the latest 3D software along with the other computer aided designs to move ahead from the basic concept of production.

It must be noted that 3D models add aesthetic value to your industrial designs. A good knowledge of 3D modeling also supplements your designs with other values like usability, psychology, emotional attachment, ergonomics and market placement. These will, in turn, enable you to achieve a breakthrough in productivity in industrial design.

With superior 3D models in hand, your CAD company is sure to get a great advantage over your market rivals in areas like improved usability, lowered production costs and more appealing products as well as various other competitive benefits.

The 3D modeling process is multi faceted and 3D models can be subdivided into two such as solid models and shell / boundary models. Modeling processes include polygonal modeling which focuses on points in 3D space called vertices, NURBS where surfaces are defined by spine curves, Spines and Patches modeling and Primitives modeling. Your design for a product can fully take shape only when you are able to foresee its structure and for this you need 3D models.

Even techniques like constructive solid geometry, implicit surface and subdivision surfaces come under 3D modeling which is performed by means of a dedicated program such as Java, 3DS Max, Blender etc or by application components or even by some scene description languages such as POV-ray etc. This facilitates complex materials such as blowing sands, clouds, liquid sprays to be modeled with particle systems. Remember, if you have such modeling techniques, your CAD will simply be superb!

Your CAD Company is simply incomplete without 3D modeling and its types and techniques. 3CT or 3D Catalogue Technology has revolutionized the 3D model market by offering 3D libraries freely to professionals using CAD programs. When all these benefits prevail, make the best use of them and you will be leader in the world of Industrial Design.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What is Autocad?

AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting, developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc. Initially released in late 1982, AutoCAD was one of the first CAD programs to run on personal computers, and notably the IBM PC. Most CAD software at the time ran on graphics terminals connected to mainframe computers or mini-computers.

In earlier releases, AutoCAD used primitive entities — such as lines, polylines, circles, arcs, and text — as the foundation for more complex objects. Since the mid-1990s, AutoCAD has supported custom objects through its C++ API. Modern AutoCAD includes a full set of basic solid modeling and 3D tools. With the release of AutoCAD 2007 came improved 3D modeling functionality, which meant better navigation when working in 3D. Moreover, it became easier to edit 3D models. The mental ray engine was included in rendering, it was now possible to do quality renderings. AutoCAD 2010 introduced parametric functionality and mesh modeling.