Dimensioned 2D drawings are another useful output from 3D scanning services. After a 3D model is created in Solidworks, it is usually an easy matter to generate a 2D line drawing with standard views and dimensions. Frequently this can be done at little extra cost, depending on the part complexity and number of dimensions.

Impeller Line Drawing
Dimensioned Impeller Front and Side Views

2D drawings are sometimes needed for military applications. They are also useful for validating 3D models that have been created from old or legacy drawings. By re-creating the 2D drawing in Solidworks and matching each dimension, it can be verified that the 3D model is correct.

If you need curves without dimensions for programming of CNC waterjet, router, laser, or plasma cutting machines, we can provide DXF or DWG formats that can be used to program the machines directly. We have had many successful projects with this purpose, from aircraft panels to rub strips to automatic transmission plates.