2D vs 3D: The pros and cons for concept design


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2D vs 3D: The pros and cons for concept design

  1. 1. Digitalising yourconcept development:2D vs 3D
  2. 2. Moving to digitalWhilst 34% of concept design ideas are initially capturedon paper, a greater proportion are recorded electronically.You know why you want to digitalise your conceptdevelopment process - the question now is 2D or 3D?
  3. 3. 2D Pros
  4. 4. 2D Pros Same graphical representation • what you used to draw on paper is simply drawn on a computer instead using a keyboard and mouse
  5. 5. 2D Pros Easier collaboration • Once your concept is in electronic format, you can share it quickly with colleagues globally
  6. 6. 2D Cons
  7. 7. 2D Cons Less suited to concept design • Most 2D tools are geared towards creating engineering drawings
  8. 8. 2D Cons Harder to explore alternative ideas • 2D softwares tend to focus on individual drafting entities, rather than facilitating the consideration of alternative design options
  9. 9. 2D Cons Difficult to use for prototyping • Digital prototyping is unreliable • Unsuitable for rapid prototyping
  10. 10. 3D Pros
  11. 11. 3D Pros Removes design ambiguity • less misinterpretation • reduces downstream errors
  12. 12. 3D Pros Sharing is simple • As with 2D, electronic sending is easy
  13. 13. 3D Pros Easier design re-use • Leveraging existing 3D models to evolve into new concept designs is straightforward
  14. 14. 3D Pros Suitable for digital prototyping • 3D modelling is highly appropriate for rendings and simulation
  15. 15. 3D Cons
  16. 16. 3D Cons Intended for detailed design work • 3D CAD applications are usually designed for locking down the form and fit of final designs, not capturing and maturing concept designs
  17. 17. 3D Cons Interdependences and potential failures • The risk of this is particularly applicable to users of parametric feature-based modelers
  18. 18. 3D Cons Multiple files • Many recent CAD tools deploy different files for different design parts, when at the concept development stage you are likely to want just a single, whole representation
  19. 19. Did you know? 59% of respondents recreate part of the designbecause design tool formats aren’t compatible?
  20. 20. Creo 2.0 An integrated solutionHarness the benefits of both 2D and 3D toget your concept development job done –then move seamlessly into the detaileddesign phase.
  21. 21. Want to know more?Contact us for more details on Creo 2.0 andintegrating your concept design processeswww.concurrent-engineering.co.uk/contact-us0121 5069720