6 Ways 2D Drawings Help Communication All Along Development Production

In the engineering world, drawings are everything. Without CAD drawings, many 3D models would be virtually impossible to manufacture. To create a drawing, you no longer have to spend hours at a drafting table with your pencils, triangles, scales, and erasers.

CAD drawing techniques

Whether you’re an experienced drafter or you’re just getting started, this white paper will help you learn or refine basic drafting techniques to improve the manufacturability of your CAD drawings, including:

  • Improving clarity, precision and accuracy
  • Optimizing your templates
  • Creating personalized tables and callouts
  • Creating models with drawings in mind2D drawings with tools laying on top of them on a smooth surface

Regardless of your engineering discipline, CAD drawings have a common purpose: to convey information on how a part, structure, or assembly is to be produced. In order to enable production, you must have clear, precise drawings that are easy to interpret. Download our white paper to learn techniques for streamlining the creation of production-ready CAD drawings.

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Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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