3D CAD Modelling
Computer Aided Design (CAD) has revolutionised product development by improving visualisation and communication, highlighting issues before they become problems, and dramatically shortening development time. A CAD model is a virtual three-dimensional representation of a product or packaging solution. It can be a simple conceptual form, or an incredibly detailed assembly constructed from thousands of parts. Once you have a CAD model you can run all types of analysis and virtual testing, such as mould flow analysis, realistic visualisation and 3D printed prototypes.
For Polaris, we quickly translated selected mock-ups into SolidWorks CAD models to understand and communicate how the design would be divided into various components, how much space would be required for the circuit board and touch screen, and how thin we could make the enclosure.