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Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Whether you are a manufacturing engineer, a startup founder, or a project manager, MDA will work with you using CAD to design to your specifications allowing you to surpass your customer’s expectations with an affordable and optimized product.

Our CAD Services Include:

  • Model-based definition
  • 3D drafting
  • CAD layout
  • Drawing conversions

Some Uses of CAD Models and Renderings are:

  • Product design
  • Demonstrate proof of concept
  • Project proposals
  • Prototyping
  • 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and CNC
  • Finite element model geometry

Our CAD Tools:

  • SolidWorks
  • Inventor
  • AutoCAD
  • CadWorx

We provide CAD services to all customers in need. Our customers range from entrepreneurs to large manufacturers. Whether you’re part of a large engineering team in need of additional resources to meet a project deadline or an entrepreneur developing an idea, MDA is prepared to assist with your needs.

How Our CAD Services Benefit You

Model-Based Definition (MBD)

Our Model-based definition (MBD) services will help expedite your product to prototyping and production. We use your preferred 3D CAD platform to develop fully defined models of each component with geometric dimensioning, tolerancing, material specifications, and manufacturing notes. Model-based definition applies dimensions and notes directly to the 3D model which improves communication between designers, engineers, and manufacturers and helps prevent the need for clarifications. With these models complete, prototype shops or production suppliers may be approached to have your component(s) manufactured. We also offer in-house services to oversee sourcing, quoting, prototyping, and production of your products.

Model-based definition CAD services also allow us to output a bill of materials (BOM) for the entire product assembly. A bill of materials is a list of all the raw materials, subassemblies, intermediate assemblies, subcomponents, parts, and the quantities of each. Using the bill of materials, quotes from manufacturers may be obtained and used to determine production costs for your product.

CAD Layout

For a more traditional drawing compared to model-based definition, we offer CAD layouts. Layouts are scale 2D fully defined drawing sets that are directly generated from our 3D model and are used for communication between engineers, designers, manufacturers, and others. These drawings contain manufacturing notes, assembly requirements, material specifications, and anything else that is required for manufacturing.

3D Drafting

Whether you’re looking to patent a new idea, get a render for a proposal or pitch, develop a proof of concept, generate a 3D printed part, or manufacture a prototype, drafting services are required. We will assist you by taking your idea from a concept, or a sketch on a napkin, to a fully defined 3D model. Using this 3D model, properly dimensioned and toleranced 2D prints will be made ready to drive your project forward.

Drawing Conversions

Are you looking to save time and energy in the future by converting old paper drawings to easily editable digital models? Our drawing conversion services can help by taking hand sketches or old drawings and converting them to a vector based digital CAD file. CAD files allow easy editing for design revisions, straightforward file share for communication, and file backups so that critical information is never lost.

Other Services

Learn more about our wide range of design, analytical, and programming services that ensure your project is successful!