CAD services and support
CAD services for your company
Are you missing employees or know-how around 2D and 3D CAD modelling? You want to create, change, automate, convert or derive models? Then you have found a reliable and competent partner for CAD services in LinoPro's design office. We are happy to take on the following tasks for you:
CAD: What is that?
The abbreviation "CAD" means "Computer Aided Design" and means the production of drawings ("2D") and models ("3D") on the computer. Since the end of the nineties, our design office has been providing a wide range of CAD services, particularly in the fields of mechanical engineering and plant construction, the automotive industry, automation technology and metrology.
3D CAD design: Idea becomes reality
No matter whether you come to us with an idea, a hand sketch, a collection of 2D drawings or a finished specification: As part of our CAD services, we develop a 3D CAD model from your ideas in verifiable quality. Of course, our CAD designers with their decades of experience look for the best model variant for your application. Every 3D CAD modelling is therefore preceded by a concept phase in which our CAD designers work with you to agree on the best approach. If you commission LinoPro's design office with a CAD service, you will not only buy the modelling but also our expertise on the following questions:
- Direct or Parametric Modeling
- Modeling depth
- Parameter control in the CAD model
- Suitable assembly structure
- Suitable parts list structure
- Maintainability of the model
- Useful references
- Support during prototype production
- 3D print compatible design
- Implementation in production
- Using the model in networks with latencies
If you wish, we can revise your existing models as part of our CAD services. Or we can carry out the detailed design on the basis of your design. Of course, we attach great importance to functionality and appearance.
The scope of our CAD services also includes the animation and rendering of your models. You can then use these in training documents, instructions or in marketing for effective advertising.
CAD re-engineering: Hardware gets software
You have components or machines, but you don't have the right 3D model? This is also a CAD service from LinoPro and no problem for our experienced mechanical engineers and technicians. We take the dimensions of your existing fixtures and equipment and create a 3D CAD model for further use: whether for integration into other models, for expansion, for static design [link], for (static) simulation or for (spare part) production. CAD services from LinoPro create added value for your company!
3D laser scanning is an efficient and fast method for accurately measuring complex geometries such as plant and machinery. The laser measuring device delivers point clouds as measurement results. Using a CAD program, models and drawings [Link] can be derived from this data. In very few cases it is desired that all details of such a point cloud can be found in the model. As a CAD service, we create models from laser scan point clouds in the depth of detail that suits you best.
Are you still on the road in two dimensions? Then let us help you shape your products. The CAD designers from our design office develop 3D models from your drawings.
CAD consulting: Don't get coaxed
Consulting is also part of our portfolio of CAD services. If you are interested in entering the world of three-dimensional models, we will be happy to advise you on the selection of a suitable 3D CAD program. After all, considerable follow-up costs depend on this decision. Your industry, business partners and project processes play a role in this. Equally important are the licensing models of the various software providers, downward compatibility for updates and the expected future prospects of the software manufacturer. LinoPro's CAD designers have years of experience with a number of 3D CAD programs. As a CAD service provider, we are therefore happy to support you with our experience.
We do not sell any CAD software ourselves and do not receive any commission for any sales transactions. This means that our 3D CAD designers share with you their unadulterated experience, which they have been able to gain in more than two decades with CAD services.
2D Drawing Creation: Support for Mechanical Engineers
Your design has been completed, but you do not have the staff to derive the customer and production drawings? Then our CAD services can help you. Or does your customer have very high demands on the scope and design of his documentation documents? Then the LinoPro design office with its CAD services is the right partner for you. We create production documents, customer drawings, diagrams as well as parts and order lists according to your wishes. We implement your specifications just as precisely as the requirements of a customer specification. Of course, we are able to produce technical drawings in most of the world's major languages.
CAD automation: Faster to your goals
The LinoPro design office specialises in developing software for design automation. This automates the design process in parametric CAD programs. Such software significantly shortens design time. At the same time, human errors in the automated sections of the modeling process are eliminated. CAD services related to design automation have always been a focus of our work since LinoPro was founded more than 20 years ago.
Do you have a standardized or standardizable design process that is always repeated for similar products? Do you work with parameterized models or copy models from previous orders to adapt them for new orders? Does your product offer a wide variety of variants and therefore dozens, hundreds or thousands of models? Then CAD automation is most likely worthwhile for you. Let our software developers and designers advise you. With our CAD services you can save expensive engineering costs. After all, this money is better spent on product development and improvement.
If you decide to use CAD services to automate a design process, we first sit down with your design engineers. The LinoPro experts clarify all detailed requirements for the finished model and the drawings derived from it. The more precisely the standards and conventions to be adhered to are established before the start of program development, the more cost-effective it will be. In an agile software development process, our software engineers, programmers and mechanical engineers develop a CAD automation program from the specifications. Agile means that we regularly discuss our project progress with you and incorporate your feedback into the program development. With our CAD services, you retain full control at all times!
In the finished program, the designer only has to select dimensions and variants. The design tool itself does the design at the push of a button by controlling your CAD program. After a short calculation time, the finished model is available in the format you are used to. Of course, it can also be completed manually. You can also make subsequent changes very quickly by updating the model with changed values or variants. Let our CAD services convince you!
Your customer would like to search in your portfolio himself. But you don't want to give him all CAD models? Maybe you don't have a model for every design due to the variety of product variants? Then ask us for a model generator that creates 3D CAD models in the desired and controllable modelling depth. As part of our CAD services, we can of course also make such a tool available online for your customers and business partners!
CAD data converting: relocation without interruption
Unfortunately it happens again and again that you can't get past a software system change. Be it because the previous solution does not harmonize with the other system landscape, be it because it has lost its technical connection or be it because your customer insists on it. LinoPro's design office supports you with its CAD services to ensure that your existing models, drawings and data survive the move in one piece. We convert your existing models into the new 3D CAD format so that you can work on and with them in the usual way. Of course, our CAD services also include careful analysis and planning of the most cost-effective or reliable way to achieve your goal.