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100% Accurate Mechanical 3D Modeling and Detailing for Australia-based Engineering Firm

Our Client - Prominent Engineering Design Firm

Based in New South Wales, Australia, our client provides engineering consulting services to businesses spanning across several industries. The firm’s consultants have extensive experience in ground-breaking Engineering Design Solutions for mining, agriculture, manufacturing, defense, government, rolling stock, and engineering, among others.

Our client assists large companies in managing work overflow and short staffing issues by providing them with skilled and efficient resources. Their major focus is to assist companies in positioning themselves better to complete challenging projects within strict timelines and tight budgets. Additionally, our client provides small companies with specialist engineering consulting and management services, assisting with the establishment of internal design teams to foster speedier growth and expansion.

Requirements for 3D Modeling in Autodesk Inventor

IndiaCADworks (ICW) team of talented mechanical drawing and 3D modeling experts were tasked with the converting existing model drawings to detailed 3D models in Autodesk Inventor. The model in question was for a mechanical, structural job - a steel stairway for a school. Our team received PDF images or scanned copies of the client’s drawings. To complete the project to the client’s satisfaction, we needed to convert 148 files within ten days.

Challenges Faced By Our Team

Recreating a model using scanned copies of the client’s drawings proved to be somewhat of a challenge, as we were not furnished with all the details required for 100% accuracy. Our team took the time to carefully discuss these drawings with the client to gain the insight our team required to proceed with the task.

Additionally, our team was tasked with the conversion of 5-6 files per day for ten days. Converting 148 files flawlessly within ten days was a big ask for virtually any team. However, we took steps to increase our team to 6 members, which helped us to complete the project in record time. A senior quality check person assisted the team in facilitating a smooth delivery process.

Our Detailed Conversion Process

The ICW team took steps to ensure smooth delivery of this resource-intensive, time-consuming project:

  • Drawings were received via Dropbox.
  • We reviewed the drawings and set up an initial meeting to fully understand the scope of the project.
  • Dedicated resources were assigned to work on the project.
  • Our team created trial models for the first ten files, creating flawless models using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Once we received feedback from the client, we completed the remaining 138 files.
  • All files were reviewed at least twice following the European metric ISO standard to ensure a high level of detail and accuracy.

Project Benefits Include 100% Accuracy and Intime Delivery

By assigning dedicated and experienced resources, our team was able to complete the project within the specified timeline. Initially, we found it challenging to work from scanned drawings but were able to iron out the finer details and deliver a final result that the client was truly pleased with. After receiving work that was of the highest possible standard, we fully expect to work with the client on similar projects in the future.

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