Buyers Guide to CAD

Buyers Guide to CAD

Deciding on the right 3D CAD solution for your company is not an easy task. It can be a jungle to navigate between the offers and which concrete tools you need, that can help you accelerate innovation and strengthen the product development process.

Choosing the right 3D CAD solution

In this guide, we will identify the most common criteria for buying a CAD solution based on your concrete needs. We will go through the software tools for making 3D models that we are offering in PLM Group.

What is CAD?

CAD (computer-aided design) is the tool that brings a design to a manufacture-ready state.
It is the all-important software environment where designers and engineers translate concept sketches into three-dimensional models which are then visualized, optimized, simulated, and can be directly 3D printed or produced with traditional manufacturing tools.

What do you need to consider to make the right decision?

The cost of making a wrong decision can be high, and at the same time it can be hard to foresee the company’s need in the future – and if a solution that seems perfect today, may not be good for the future version of your company.
For this reason, it is good to know that our solutions in most cases can be extended, upgraded, and customized so that it can grow with you.

Every need is unique – so is the right solution for you

Choosing the right solution usually starts with looking at the specific CAD need, the features and functions of the available solutions, the competence and skill of your preferred reseller and your budget.

It’s also a choice, where different departments are involved, in some cases it is both the technical and financial managers. That means that they are a lot of considerations that needs to be aligned.
Get in touch with us to identify the right CAD solution based on your concrete needs.

Common questions to ask when considering different CAD tools:

  • What kind of design content do I need to make – are 2D drawings important or do I only need parts and assemblies?
  • What is a common CAD tool in my area of business?
  • Am I going to be the only user of the solution in out company?
  • What file formats do I need to be able to send to my business partners?
  • What solutions do my business partners use?
  • If I recruit new people with CAD competence, what competence is most widespread out there?
  • What is my budget?

–> We cover all the questions in the CAD buyer’s guide.

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More than 25 years ago we were born out of a need for 3D CAD. Today we empower people and manufacturing companies with the knowledge and tools they need to bring their innovative products to life.

Our team consists of passionate, curious, and knowledgeable people who are driven to find the right solution for your unique needs.

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