Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a process that involves using software to produce accurate drawings. Whilst in the past CAD software was used to create 2D drawings, today the majority of software is capable of producing 3D designs, allowing users to benefit from more life-like drawings.

3D CAD visualizations and designs provide a number of benefits to a wide range of industry professionals. Here we’ll take a look at some of the companies that could benefit from using a professional 3D CAD Design team.


Whereas in the past architects would create hand sketched plans, today they can simply acquire the help of a team experienced in 3D CAD visualizations and design. By creating a 3D version of their plans, they will be able to see if their design works before any money is spent. This means that if changes need to be made, they can carry them out, without having to worry about a waste of time or materials.

Architects can also use 3D CAD designs to sell their work to clients. By providing them with a 3D view of how their finished design will look, they are likely to have more confidence in the architect’s abilities and will therefore be happier to give them the go ahead.


All types of engineers can benefit from using a professional 3D CAD design team. Access to 3D CAD drawings will ensure accuracy is achieved throughout the design and manufacturing process. If engineers are manufacturing expensive products such as aircraft and satellites, using a CAD team to create 3D visualizations will help them avoid making costly mistakes.

It can also increase the safety of their products and allow for testing prior to their production.


Similar to architects, construction companies can use 3D visualizations and designs provided by a professional CAD team to ensure accuracy is achieved and reduce wastage. 3D visualizations that are annotated with detailed build information can be distributed to all workers, to ensure that everyone is working to the same spec and is on the same page.

Fashion design

Now we’ve got the obvious industries out the way, it’s time to look at some you probably haven’t even thought of! One of which is fashion designer. Fashion designers can greatly benefit from utilizing a 3D CAD Design team during the planning stage.

Commissioning CAD designs of their sketches can help to increase the efficiency of the process. 3D visualizations of clothing and accessories can be used in place of prototypes, saving fashion designers a significant amount of time and money. They will be able to see how their clothes fit on a computer-generated model and if any alterations need to be made. With CAD, changes can be made quickly, with just a few clicks of the mouse, saving expensive materials from being wasted.

Fashion designers can also use their CAD designs to help sell their clothing lines before they’ve even put them into production.


Prosthetists can use 3D CAD visualization to create better fitting prosthetic limbs for amputees. Working closely with 3D CAD designers, prosthetists can create more accurate prosthetic limbs that provide a more comfortable fit for their patients. Using 3D CAD software will speed up the design process and help to improve patient care.

With so many benefits, it is no wonder that so many companies are working with 3D CAD visualization teams. From increasing productivity to reducing wastage, 3D CAD visualizations are highly beneficial to all businesses that go through some form of planning, manufacturing and design process.

Are you interested in using 3D CAD visualization and design to improve your operations? Contact the skilled Engineers at Imagine Draughting for a chat about your project.