Uses for 3D Data | How 3D Data is Used | What You Can Do with 3D Data

Uses for 3D Data | How 3D Data is Used | What You Can Do with 3D Data

3D Data has many uses in our digital world and 3D models provide much more information than 2D drawings. Here is a list of some of the applications that 3D data can improve:

  • Documentation/Archival
  • Re-Engineering/Design
  • Inspection/Analysis
  • Replication/Reproduction
  • Visualization/Animation
  • Various Industry-specific Applications
  • Documentation/Archival

Once we've scanned your object and provided you with 3D model, you have the original "real" object and you have the back-up virtual model. There are many industries that are moving toward 3D data archival for parts, products and designs. Here is a list:

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Design
  • Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum
  • Fine Art
  • Manufacturing
  • Architecture/Construction

Read "How to Convert One Thousand 3D CAD Files Daily" to see how one on-line retailer makes use of their 150,000 - 3D model files.

The CAD/CAM services team has worked with many clients to scan and convert many different objects to create 3D digital documentation and archives, both on-line and private. Most of our clients have sited one of these reasons for maintaining a digital archive:

  • Protection from accidental part loss
  • A permanent "virtual" blueprint that won't deteriorate
  • Faster new design when start from a base
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Inspection/Analysis
  • Replication/Reproduction
  • Visualization/Animation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Rendering
  • Video
  • BIM

As 3D technologies advance, more uses will develop for 3D models.


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