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Our Guide to CAD

A Brief Introduction to CAD and CAD Services from Design Rule

Computer Aided Design (CAD) software helps you explore concept design ideas, create product designs, carry out simulations and analysis, and perform engineering calculations.

CAD tools assist you with the experimentation, exploration, and iteration needed to make the most of your design’s potential. The overarching goal? Better products produced more efficiently and at less cost so that you get your products to market faster.

CAD is used to design anything from an airplane to jewellery and clothing and is the leading solution for product success. It addresses all manufacturing organisations; from OEMs through their supply chains, to small independent producers.

CAD Products From Design Rule

There are many different CAD file formats – in fact, there are more CAD formats than there are CAD systems to create them with. Design Rule provides several products and services to help you share and open these files across multiple platforms so that every file in your project is accessible to everyone.

Our CAD related products include:

  • CATIA – A market leading CAD solution for product design from Dassault Systèmes
  • IMSPost – Post-processing software which transforms CAD/CAM cutter location files into the specific machine codes required by NC machines.
  • MBD Accelerator – Extract important Model Based Definition product data into simple, useable formats, such as Word and Excel.
  • QChecker – Q-Checker Products allow companies to follow their own design principles and to meet essential quality requirements.

When you are managing the development of a new product, there may be many stakeholders involved in the process and they may all use different software to open, edit and save files. Keeping a project organised and making files available to everyone can be tricky, which is why if you are dealing with a CAD project that is worked on by several employees or organisations, you may need to consider a CAD management programme such as a 3DEXPERIENCE.

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