At the beginning of every year, computer-aided design (CAD) software companies present us with the newest updates. The latest CAD features are a result of hard work and hours invested to improve your designing experience.
When it comes to 2020, you can find an extremely big number of updates designed to simplify your work. Whether you're a designer, content developer, or an engineer, the latest CAD features are possibly a valuable tool for your products and services sales.
Improvement of your content development with intelligent tools is always a good idea.
We know you’re eager to find out what the "life-changing" CAD features are. We've done a thorough research of all improvements presented in 2020 and listed the important ones for you.
Latest CAD features most valuable for your designs are:
CAD supported on all devices
At the beginning of 2020, many CAD Softwares introduced their users with the ability to design parts from various devices. For instance, AutoCAD is now available for usage on the web, mobile, and any other virtual device.
With other new CAD features such as cloud rendering and integration, you're provided with an almost non-stop access to your designs. This feature comes in handy when you need to make quick changes to your parts and designs. It can also help you present prospects with your live projects at the meetings.
Another CAD feature designed to make your content development effortless is Blocks Palette. Blocks palette feature improved block insertion with features such as visual thumbnails, information, and block filtration. You can now place a block in your design with more precision and shorten your dragging and dropping process.
Purge redesign is a CAD feature allowing easier drawing cleanup. By selecting categories, you can preview how a certain part of a design is going to fit your project. Besides, you can see an explanation of why CAD can't purge certain items. How amazing is it to have this expansion for your design improvement?
Fly around and walk around your models to showcase them in a more accurate view. With 3D Navigation, you can take a detailed look to check for a possible inaccuracy in design. On top of that, you could understand better how your parts can integrate with complete designs and systems.
3D Navigation is a tool widespread in various software evironment, long before CAD, such as product configurator software.
It's 2020, and its cloud time to shine. Your storage is probably already occupied with various files and software.
With cloud rendering, you can access your files from every device, make and save changes, without having to upload them.
This way, you're ensuring you always have the latest version with you, usable at any time.
Onshape presented its user with a cool new feature called measurement tool.
By choosing the measurement icon, you can measure anything you want in your design and find the measurement you're looking for easy.
Also, another great feature of this tool is that you can use it in a view-only type of view. This way your prospects, part vendors, and partners won't have to open assembly and can review your designs faster
Cloud integration allows you to save data and files so you can access them through various networks. This reduces your storage and integration costs, and data tiering reduces the time needed to manage storage.
Besides, you can integrate your content development software with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft One Drive. Such integration allows you to filter your designs, easily find the specific files with the search tools, and export and import files to the wanted drive.
With these tools, even the creation of the most complex products is easier to handle. Your engineering and content development team are going to love measurement, cloud, and integration features designed to ease the designing process.
Helioz Technologies develops and implements product configuration solutions for manufacturers of mechanical and architectural products. We identify the best tools for each client engagement, in combination with our own. By partnering with the world's best technology providers for 2D/3D BIM and mechanical product content development, Helioz clients achieve a "Wow!" digital customer experience making it easy for their customers to buy from them.
The Helioz Technologies team worked together for more than 10 years prior to Helioz, developing 3D sales configurators for manufacturers including Parker Hannifin, SKF, MISUMI Corporation, Eaton Corporation, Emerson Electric and many others.