I-DEAS was a computer-aided design (CAD) software package that combined design, engineering, and manufacturing tools and features all in one place. It was developed by SDRC in the 1980s and was later bought by Electronic Data Systems, who merged the product with Unigraphics to create NX. This was bought by Siemens AG in 2007 and was rebranded into Siemens NX, which is what many people call it nowadays.
I-DEAS started out as an essential software package for companies in the automotive industry and was used by Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Later on, it became available to other companies in other industries and soon became one of the most important and most indispensable tools among those in manufacturing.
One of the best things about I-DEAS is that everything you need is all in one place, so there’s no need to jump from one software to another. You can use its CAD tools and features to come up with a design for your product and fine-tune it to make sure it fits customer needs. Once you’re satisfied with your design, you can test its efficiency and check for any errors or potential problems through I-DEAS’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools and simulation features. When you have confirmed the precision and quality of your design, you can utilize the software’s computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) features to create the appropriate toolpaths for your CNC machines. These, in turn, will help you bring your designs to reality.
All of these sound easy — as long as you’re familiar with CAD, CAE, and CAM software. If you’re not, there’s no need to worry since you can always hire I-DEAS freelancers from Cad Crowd. Our contractors are familiar with I-DEAS as well as Siemens NX and can use these programs to help you with your project. They have worked with many clients from different industries so, no matter what the size and scope of your project is, you have the assurance that our freelancers can assist you.
If you’re ready to begin your project, simply submit your project details to us. We’ll need this information to find the freelance I-DEAS designer whose skills and experience perfectly match your project requirements. But we don’t stop there; our in-house quality control staff will stay on hand to monitor your contractor’s work and review all his submissions before they’re sent to you. This way, we can ensure that you’ll receive only the best possible services and that you’ll get your money’s worth.
Another thing you can do is to hold a design contest. You’ll need to set the parameters and timeline of your project and describe the requirements; once the submissions come in, take the time to sort through them and choose the best possible design. You’ll pay only for the design you choose, making it a great idea if you don’t have a large budget but want to get input from experienced designers who are familiar with I-DEAS.
Are you ready to take advantage of Cad Crowd’s I-DEAS services? Contact us today to find the right freelancer for your project or get more info about our solutions!