3D Modeling Services use CAD software to develop their 3D designs. These companies can be found online like eLineDesign.com, or can be found local to your area. Most will only specialize in field such as architecture, or structural engineering. Once a 3D model is completed the CAD designers can apply surface textures and backgrounds to give the rendering a life like appearance. Also some companies will give you software to download, so while your 3D model is being created you can view it from home. This also allows the customer to fix any mistakes.
CAD software has changed the way engineering drawings are formed forever. For instance, in Architectural work the CAD designer will use a single command to draw walls, windows, doors, slabs, ceilings, stairwells, etc. into the 3D drawing. In mechanical software the CAD Designers will use commands for drilling holes, cutting out areas, adding thread, and much more. It’s not as simple as I make it sound, but the software has made leaps and bounds in technological advancements.
A lot of work in the drafting field has come from the practice of CAD conversion. CAD conversion is the process of taking older 2D blueprints, or any other type of file, and converting it into a CAD file. These files are mainly made up of DWG, and DWF formats. To do this a CAD designer must input all the information from the original document into the CAD software where it’s converted. The reason this is done is so that they may be updated with greater ease and less time. When it takes the CAD Draftsmen less time to complete the update, it saves the owner money.
A CAD file is extremely versatile when compared to a blueprint. When a blueprint has to be updated a lot, a whole new drawing must be done. Whereas when a drawing on a CAD file has to be updated the draftsmen simply opens the file, and works from there. He or She has tools at their disposal that allow for accurate lines and measurements to be done efficiently. On top of all this CAD files can be sent online. When the drawing is complete the CAD Drafting Service will email a copy of the file to the owner directly. It can also go directly to the nearest printing shop , and be picked up at the owners conveyance.