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You are ready to invest your hard-earned money in SolidWorks. After all, that will solve most of your modeling and product development problems, or will it? How you model in SolidWorks is as important as using the software itself. For the best results, consider using CAD / CAM services for your SolidWorks outsourcing.


Reasons to Use CAD / CAM Services for Part Modeling in SolidWorks

As mentioned above, how you model in SolidWorks is as important as using the software itself. This is especially important when performing part modeling in SolidWorks. Part modeling involves extending CAD-based graphics into 3D parametric modeling, realistic rendering, animation of assemblies, and exploded views. CAD / CAM services use a state-of-the-art 3D printer to create a computer-generated physical 3D model of a part in SolidWorks.

What can expect when using CAD / CAM services for SolidWorks part modeling? You can expect the following:

  • Creating 2D sketches and developing them into 3D parametric models using SolidWorks
  • Creating 3D assemblies from several solid components
  • Assessing the value of rapid prototyping using a 3D printer
  • Analysis and resolving of mechanical problems using 3D parametric modeling software
  • Producing still renderings with materials, as well as animations depicting parts in motion

The above is just an overview of the benefits to expect when using CAD / CAM services for SolidWorks part modeling. Below is how CAD / CAM services can ensure the success of your part modeling in SolidWorks.

Mating to Primary Plane or Axis

Part modeling best practice, mating to primary plane or axis ensures there are no mate errors if it is done for every part. This is exactly what CAD / CAM services do when performing SolidWorks part modeling. While it is unrealistic to mate everything to a default plane, CAD / CAM services will do the best they possibly can.

Mating to Part Level Planes or Axis

By mating part faces in an assembly, CAD / CAM services troubleshoot the mates in complex assembly environments and the problem may not recur for at least a few years when you open the assembly and update it.

Mating Components to the Assembly Level Primary Planes/Origin

Ideally, you wouldn’t want your parts floating relative to the assembly origin as this creates another unknown for your PC to solve. CAD / CAM services help avoid floating of parts by locking components down to the assembly origin.

Mating Logically

‘Just because you can mate, doesn’t mean you should’.Mate remove degrees of freedom and when ‘stack’ together mates, you stack together equations SolidWorks must solve. CAD / CAM services help to avoid this situation by mating logically.

CAD / CAM services are experienced in SolidWorks and can fulfill all your modeling and design needs. For more information and to get feedback on your project, please contact us. Our friendly experts will be more than happy to help you and provide you with a project quote.

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This article was last Updated on June 15, 2020

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