2D Design Drawings Services
CAD FM will take your vision or concept and use our CAD systems to create 2D Design Engineering and Mechanical Drawings for you. Once the item has been drawn annotations and dimensions are added. This is a different process compared to producing 2D Drawings based on 3D CAD Models.
Although 2D drawing is becoming a smaller requirement in industry we still work with a significant number of clients who are perhaps in the early stages of a concept or need to mark up in more detail their creation.
We support them in getting the foundations right either for presentation or before moving to the next stage of 3D modelling.
By outsourcing your 2D design and engineering drawings to CAD FM, you opt the most viable option to enable yourself to share information about design and assembly. With 2D drawing, the distribution and sharing of a batch of drawings through an entire project team is made far easier.
With 2D drawing, every member of the operational team that has responsibility for a project’s development can focus on making the right decisions while we automate the essential steps.
This includes analysis, fabrication or engineering design, reverse engineering, modelling, interference monitor, simulation and so on.
Furthermore, 2D design drawings also affords you the luxury of being able to survey the operational limitations of design in real-time, meaning you can immediately execute the appropriate alterations that will overcome any issues that are discovered.
What is 2D Design?
The 2D design is a presentation of design in two dimensions in the form of engineering drawings. A 2D design is considered as an engineering language – a language that engineers use for technical communication or product development.
A 2D design is created using a combination of drawing/drafting skills and computer-aided design software. A complete 2D design can be an individual or a team effort depending on the project intricacy.
The development of detailed 2D designs can take from a couple of hours to over several months or years depending on the complexity of the project. But, once completed everyone can benefit from 2D designs.
First, a designer outlines the customers’ requirements and translates the specification into 2D sketches. Second, the sketches are refined and reviewed for product development and production. Finally, a product is manufactured.
The contractors, engineering firms, municipal agencies, factories and plants use 2D design for different engineering applications such as development, repair, process optimization and others.
How to Create 2D Drawings?
Traditionally, the 2D designs were created using standard drafting equipment such as drawing table, ruler, pencils and other geometric instruments. However, with the invent of computer and software, the process of creating 2D design is done with computer aided design.
Regardless of the technology, design of a component is represented by two views (front and side) or three views (front, side and top). Check out the video to discover more about the views in 2D design.
If the product is asymmetric ie its cross-section is symmetric along any axis such as cone or cylinder then it will be represented by only two views. On the other hand, if the product is not uniform along any axis, three views will be required to represent such a component.
Shafts, pulleys and rims are an example of 2 views application in a 2D design realm. And the three-view design-application is for the rest of the object. Note that complex components may require more than three views.
This is one of the basic application of CAD. The 2D designs are produced in the form of drawings, and are usually consisted of lines and symbols. The 2D designs are created for civil, electrical and mechanical engineering applications.
In civil engineering, 2D CAD designs are used to build buildings, roads and other infrastructures. In electrical/electronics, these designs help developing circuit boards, create routing and boxes etc.
In mechanical engineering, the 2D CAD application aid engineers generating conceptual drawings or designs, production drawings, instruction manuals and machine maintenance & operation instructions.