Your First Steps of Moving to Industry 4.0: Transitioning from 2D to 3D Design

Posted On 2021-04-01

Over the past two decades, many of the world’s top manufacturers, mechanical design professionals, and process plant industries have made the transition from 2D to 3D design. In this timeframe, those who have made this transition have experienced the benefits of upgrading their designs into a 3D design environment, enabling them to design more efficiently, deliver greater outputs, and mitigate challenges associated with incorrect data, all while also managing their data more effectively. As the world progresses and the industry transitions into its next stage of innovation, known more commonly as Industry 4.0, there’s still plenty of challenges that local industry professionals and organisations experience that will hamper their development, growth, and ability to innovate to meet the demands of the future, today.


So why move to 3D? Moving to a 3D Way of Design Enables You to Mitigate Challenges Associated with:

Non-intelligent Designs: Combined with 3D data, Product Data Management (PDM) software displays a product design in a way that 2D drawings cannot, helping non-engineers see and understand the concepts behind the design.

Interference and Fit: Easily detect conflicts such as elements of separate models that occupy the same physical space.

Fit, Form, and Functionality: The shape, look, fit, and functionality of your product can easily be adjusted, controlled, and managed using 3D software by giving you a holistic view of your design.

Data Interoperability and Design Interpretation: Create an efficient digital thread, reduce development time, and improve product quality by using model-based definitions, up-todate data information accessible by all project stakeholders.

If any one of these topics resonates with you as challenges, then we’re excited to tell you that we can help you and your team transform how you design, process, and make things. Connect with us to chat more about how you can move your 2D design work into a 3D environment.

Written By: A. Sikhakhane | Baker Baynes PTY Ltd | 1 April 2021

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