When a product’s perceived value and character is determined by its visual appeal, there is no room for imperfection. In the car showroom and on the product shelf, the surface finish – the subtle interplay of light and shade over a car bonnet or the fluid casing around a high-tech gadget – can be the difference between a spectacular or underwhelming first impression.
But until now, styling and engineering these immaculate surfaces has been a complex and time intensive process. CAS designers and Class A modelers have had to rely on multiple point solutions to take advantage of best-in-class functionality. They’ve had to choose between creativity, productivity and collaboration. But greater consumer demand for choice, ever-growing constraints and regulations and increased product complexity means that designers and engineers need a better, faster and more flexible way.
The industry is calling for a new surface modeling tool that satisfies the specific needs of both CAS concept modeling and Class-A surface modeling, ensuring a beautiful design translates into a flawless manufactured product. And we have the answer.