The design software used by the Physics and Astronomy Machine Shop is SolidWorks. It is a 3D CAD modelling software used to create solid model files of parts, components, and full assemblies. This enables you to see and review a working 3D model of your project before any manufacturing begins. The process of designing projects before any machining begins saves valuable time and resources, and ensures that the work you require is completed to your exact details and specifications.  For more information on the SolidWorks 3D modeling software platform, follow this link.

At times, determining the feasibility of a project becomes a critical component of the project’s timeline. This is where the design services offered by the CBC Machine shop can fit your needs. With the use of the Solidworks software program, you can be provided with one, some, or all of the following:

  • 3D SolidWorks parts files (.sldprt)
  • 3D SolidWorks assmbly files (.sldassm)
  • 3D Printer files (.stl)
  • 2D Standard CAD files (.drw, .dxf)
  • Printed 2D Detailed Drawings (8.5″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″)
  • Plotted 2D Blueprints upon request

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