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CREO Best, Standard, and Procedural Practices

CREO Best, Standard, and Procedural Practices

INTRODUCTION: This document contains both Standard Practices and Recommended Practices for Creo. It is necessary to follow “standard practices” so users can understand and work with each other’s models. “Recommended practices” also help with efficiency and understanding each other’s models, but are not strictly enforced. You should read this entire document. Below is a list… Continue Reading

NOCO Formlabs SLA 3D Print Service Request

NOCO Formlabs SLA 3D Print Service Request

The Formlabs is the most advanced desktop 3D printer ever created.  Our In-house SLA 3D printer creates professional-grade detail wax models. We recommend 3D Printing with Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing technology that converts liquid materials into solid parts, layer by layer.  SLA is widely used to create models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts… Continue Reading

PRODUCT DESIGN SERVICE AGREEMENT

PRODUCT DESIGN SERVICE AGREEMENT

Use this TEMPLATE for a SERVICE AGREEMENT entered into by and between illustrative designs (iD) and __________ (Client).  iD and Client agree as follows: SCOPE OF iD DUTIES. Client engages iD to perform certain design and engineering services related to ________________________________________________________. The proposal of <date> is an integral part of this Agreement. iD is being… Continue Reading

PRODUCT REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENT TEMPLATE

PRODUCT REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENT TEMPLATE

Use this TEMPLATE when negotiating a standard revenue sharing agreement:   REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENT    —DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION— THIS AGREEMENT is by and between ILLUSTRATIVE DESIGNS, a Colorado Sole Proprietor (hereinafter referred to as “ID”), whose business address is [address], (hereinafter referred to as “ID”) and “_________________________________”, an individual whose address is __________________________________ (hereinafter referred to… Continue Reading

70 BEST SOLIDWORKS CAD TIPS:

70 BEST SOLIDWORKS CAD TIPS:

Solid models require vast amounts of resources, including CPU time, disk swap space, system memory, and display list memory. Model files can be and will become quite large. These requirements are aggravated and made more excessive when you don’t keep models clean. Unnecessary geometry is excess baggage that burdens you and others that work with… Continue Reading

We See 3D

We See 3D

3D scanning enables you to quickly capture accurate data for use in any manufacturing process that dramatically increase your productivity and efficiency. Realize the immediate benefits 3D scanning has to offer today for reverse engineering hard surface CAD modeling. Continue Reading

MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

Top 100 Entrepreneur’s first use this form below to start communicating with our process based approach toward hiring us as your product designer who can accomplish your goals today. MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT This Agreement is entered into by and between [person/company] having its principal place of business at [address], and illustrative designs known here now… Continue Reading

The Physical Mechanical Design Glossary

The Physical Mechanical Design Glossary

Can you communicate mechanically? If you plan to hire a drafter product designer, use these physical mechanical design terminologies to express yourself more effectively in the English design language.   Structure: Annulus (ring) cylinder jaw shoe Apron dasher (plunger, churn) jib (crane arm) shoulder Arbor (shaft) detent lagging (support) skeleton arm device leg sleeve arm… Continue Reading

Hiring a Drafter Problem Mix

Hiring a Drafter Problem Mix

Hiring a CAD product design drafter utilizing a “Problem Mix” approach is most effective.  This problem mix is simply learning important aspects of a design.  Determine which things are most important and let those things govern your decisions about a problem first. Every design problem has some areas which are more important than others.  Once… Continue Reading

Optimize with Predictive 3D Modeling

Optimize with Predictive 3D Modeling

Design is finding the best over-all solution. It is considering all the different “needs” of the problem and solving those needs according to importance. Design, like life, is often full of compromises. Good design is the best compromise. It is the optimum solution within a specific set of parameters or boundaries to a given problem.… Continue Reading