Solidworks 3-D Parametric Modeling

The introduction of the feature based parametric solid modeling approach, at the end of the 1980s, elevated
CAD/CAM/CAE technology to a new level.  In the 1990s CAD programs evolved into powerful
design/manufacturing/management tools.  CAD technology has come a long way, and during those
years of development, modeling schemes progressed from two-dimensional (2D) wire frame to
three-dimensional (3D) wire frame, to surface modeling, to solid modeling and finally to feature based
parametric modeling.

Solidworks mechanical design, perspective

The Key advantage of feature-based parametric modeling technique is its capability to produce very flexible designs.  Changes can be made easily and design alternatives can be evaluated with minimal effort.’ (1)

At GenTech, we’ve been using these CAD/CAM/CAE software tools for over 20 years and have the knowledge and experience to generate your back-of-the-envelope sketches and design ideas into Solidworks 3-D models. 

In addition, GenTech can then move the ‘pretty picture’ 3-D model into detailed engineering drawings in preparation for conventional machine-tool fabrication.  Alternatively, we can also work with our network of Computer-Numerical Control (CNC) tooling and fabrication shops to take the 3-D model directly to a digitized tool path format that can be downloaded to CNC lathes, mills and other numerical-control precision machine tools, generating a proto-type build of your design idea.

(1) Parametric modeling with Solidworks 2009’ Randy Shih, Paul Shilling



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