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  • The 5 Iterative Product Design Process Requirements

    The iterative process starts with requirements or assumptions that form the base of the product design project. To start, you create the first product, test it, and revise for the next version. Step One: User Observation and Research. Step Two: Ideate. Step Three: Prototype. Step Four: Analyze. Step Five: Evaluation and Review: Compare manufacturing requirements and customer expectations

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  • AutoCAD or SolidWorks?

    AutoCAD and SolidWorks.  They’re not alike, and from a business design standpoint they’re complements. AutoCAD is a 2D CAD tool created by AutoDesk and it’s the industry standard for 2D CAD. Although it does have 3D modeling tools, 3D modeling isn’t its main purpose. As such, AutoCAD isn’t as effective as programs that were specifically designed for 3D modeling. SolidWorks is a 3D CAD tool created by Dassault Systèmes, and it’s the industry standard for 3D CAD. Although it does have tools for 2D drafting, you’re not meant to draw 2D views from scratch. The program doesn’t have the optimal

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  • Metaverse Consumer Product Modeling Scene Developer Terms and Glossary

    Metaverse Consumer Product Modeling Scene Developer Terms and Glossary

    In describing the applications and benefits of the virtual world and showcasing your company physical products, we frequently use phrases that might not be readily understood even by people well-versed. Advanced 3D Analytics and Data (MetaVRse) –  Z-dimension allows for real time heat maps of global consumer behavior. The future of data is here and it’s in 3D. Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) CAD/CAM software systems enable designers to capture their design intent for mechanical parts or assemblies by graphically describing the precise 2D or 3D geometry of the parts. CAD mechanism module Most CAD/CAM systems have an optional add-on

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  • Decentraland Scene Developer

    Decentraland Scene Developer

    Call Us, Write Us, Or Knock On Our Door. Decentraland Illustrative Designs Would be Happy To Meet You And Launch Your Idea Into The Meta. Decentraland is a virtual world that is built on the blockchain.  It allows users to purchase parcels and plots of land using the in-game cryptocurrency Mana.   Since its launch, the real estate market has been booming.  Opportunity to service land owners and property developers by being a one-stop-shop for design and animation of the virtual world projects. Decentraland 3D Modeling Provider for your land allows users to leverage the underlying Web3 technologies immediately creating value

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  • The Creative Process Flow

    The Creative Process Flow

    Phase Zero Investigation Presearch, search, research Deliverables identified Competitive analysis and strategic listening initiated Technology requirements, delivery platforms and media discussed Project plan developed   Phase 1 Exploration Concepts, inventions and visualizations created Ergonomics and human interface investigated Engineering layouts produced and detailed foam models created Materials and manufacturing methods evaluated Audio, navigation mapping and programming needs outlined Content and architecture defined Concepts created and selected   Phase 2 Definition Design Initiated Proof of Concept Concept refinement and validation Animations, color comps and control drawings produced Finished appearance models rconceptual prototypes produced 3D CAD surfaces, tooling and vendor sourcing developed

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    What is Patentable? Subject matter eligible for a “utility patent” includes “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” 35 U.S.C. §101. A “design patent” can also be granted for “a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.” 35 U.S.C. §171. A “distinct and new variety of plant” that is invented, discovered, or asexually reproduced likewise may be eligible for a “plant patent.” 35 U.S.C. §161. Some subject matter cannot be patented. This prohibited subject matter includes laws of nature, physical phenomena, or abstract ideas such as

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    INVENTION DISCLOSURE Inventor(s):     (Enter Your Name Here) Address(es):    (Enter Your Address Here) Telephone Number(s)  (Enter Your Telephone Here) e-Mail Address(es)  (Enter Your Email Here) Title of Invention:       (Enter Your Invention Name Here) CONCEPTION While some of the information on this form will not be applicable to every invention and sometimes all of the information requested will not be available to the inventor, a conscientious effort should be made to complete this form as completely as possible.  Do not limit answers to the space provided.  Feel free to include as many pages of disclosure as necessary, including drawing figures, graphs, charts or other

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  • How the new Corona Virus is sending manufacturers searching for homeland viable options…

    COVID-19 Update. Since several clients are still waiting on product fully injection molded parts on hold from China. Some of our associate travelers abroad are reporting the following. This is the best data we can find: Coronavirus has been around long enough now that researchers are starting to come up with some solid numbers. Of those who become infected: 81% have mild symptoms 14% have severe symptoms 5% have critical symptoms 2.3% of those infected are dying Compare to the common flu, which has a fatality rate of 0.1% Therefore, the Coronavirus has a fatality rate 23X that of the

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  • The Physical Mechanical Design Glossary

    The Physical Mechanical Design Glossary

      Can you communicate mechanically? If you plan to hire a 3D model 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 die lip snorkel band disparate (dissimilar) list (margin strip) spar (pole support) barrel diversion lobe spline (projection on shaft) bascale (seesaw) doctor blade (scraper) magazine spoke base dog (holder) mandrel (tapered axle) sprag (spoke stop) beam drum manifold spur cantilever echelon (staggered line) marginate

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  • illustrativedesigns Live Stream Screen Share Now!

    illustrativedesigns Live Stream Screen Share Now!

    It’s inspired by how you collaborate, adding functionality that lets you focus on the people and content in the meeting that matter the most. Use these three resources to light speed communication with our team today: Screen Share:

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  • Drawing Standards

    Drawing Standards

    45 Engineering Drawing Best Practices Modeling: Use official company templates for all files. At the beginning of modeling a part, take a little time to strategize an appropriate build sequence before diving in. Keep design intent and manufacturability/inspectability in mind when choosing the origin and orientation about which to model the part. An extrusion, for example, is best modeled with its profile on a base plane and its principle datum at the origin, not oriented to the product’s coordinate system. Strongly consider basing a part on initial layout sketches establishing the major driving dimensions of the part. Build sequence should

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  • Patent drawings require DXF CAD first

    Patent drawings require DXF CAD first

    Convert working drawings into DXF patent drawings required by our suggested Paralegal Intellectual Property Law firms in Colorado:   Cochran Freund & Young LLC 3555 Stanford Road, Suite 230Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 (970) 492-1100   LATHROP & GAGE LLP 4845 Pearl East Circle,Suite 201 Boulder, Colorado 80301, USA: (720)-931-3015

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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 of key considerations. These are the most crucial things to consider in order to create models which can be used effectively at your CAD facility. KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Always use startpart and startassy. Be sure your naming conventions are compatible with the rest of your project.

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  • Formlabs2 3D Print Service Request Source

    Formlabs2 3D Print Service Request Source

    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 for a range of industries from engineering and product design to manufacturing, dentistry, jewelry, model making, and education.  Request a free sample here:      

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    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 retained to perform design services and the coordination of some of the fabrication and testing processes. It is Client’s responsibility to supply available and on-going technical, marketing, and test information as necessary and be available to support the project. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.  iD is being engaged

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    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 as “Revenue Sharer”), dated and effective as of the last party to affix their signature below. RECITALS: WHEREAS ID has exclusive use of U.S. Patent No. TBD (“Patent”) for a mechanical device design; assigned through the US Patent Office to ID. WHEREAS in consideration of

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  • 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.

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    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 as “ID”, a Colorado sole proprietor having its principal place of business at 427 South Loomis Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80521 (“ID”). [person/company] is in the business of product development and CAD modeling.  ID is in the business of designing custom products.  ID and [person/company]

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  • 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 the different parameters of the design are determined then they are rated according to importance. Using a problem mix approach is like setting priorities.  An office chair might need to be designed to: Look good Be no bigger than Be easily movable Cost less then

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  • 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. A good designer learns to Optimize. He knows that design depends upon many variables and that he must choose the best solutions. Although good design may last for centuries, most design is as short lived as its need. It is the best solution to fulfill

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