As a modern metalworker, you can no longer do without CAD software for digital drawings and designs. The market offers a wide range of different CAD packages, with a distinction being made between 2D and 3D representations. But what is the right CAD software for your business? We'll get you started by discussing the pros and cons of both 2D and 3D CAD software.
Nowadays, you can automate almost anything, but this requires large investments. Besides the implementation of the robot, you also have to take into account maintenance costs and the training of your employees. The most advanced metalworkers have a complete welding line, but perhaps it is just as efficient for you to buy a fork-lift truck and have someone transport the sheet metal from the punch-nibbler to the press brake. So always make a cost-benefit assessment beforehand.
It is best to have CAD software which can model in both 2D and 3D. Many metalworkers still work with 2D drawings and are happy with that. When more and more customers start working with 3D models, you also want to be able to serve them, but not exclude the customers who supply their models in 2D. This is why it is useful to have CAD software that allows you to switch easily from 3D to 2D and back again.
New CAD software often requires a one-off investment, but it mainly provides you with various benefits as a metalworker. Do you have doubts about whether you should invest in CAD software or not? Fill out the form and you will receive a custom calculation of what an investment in CAD software will eventually bring you.