Electronic Design Process: 4. 3D Modelling and Industrial Design
Many electronics design processes still operate in a rather 2-D fashion. In the real world of products, aesthetics and packaging the 3-D world is very important. Hawkshead has been chosen as a supplier of design in some instances based on the integration with Industrial/Product design facilities.
Modern software only provides a proportion of the solution. The remainder is an intimate knowledge of how to manage the process that allows products to be designed to fit together and be assembled in a cost effective manner.
The two images below show the benefits of up to date software combined with such knowledge.
The circuit board was designed within the Altium design environment and with carefully dimensioned models “built” and applied for the components.
The integration with the Industrial Design was absolute. The design was transferred with precise mechanical data into the case work, respecting reserved areas for other structures.