Drafter

Rapidly generate and detail 2D drawings from 3D models, speeding up the design-to-manufacturing process.

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Draft. Detail. Communicate.

Drafter enables you to quickly create and detail 2D drawings, and communicate how your design must be manufactured. Whenever a change occurs in your 3D model, all drawing views are automatically updated. Using Drafter’s comprehensive dimension, tolerancing and annotation toolset accelerates the product development process by significantly reducing design-to-manufacturing time, while decreasing costs.

What is Drafter?

Connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, Drafter is a Windows-based application that rapidly derives 2D drawings from 3D models. Whenever you modify your 3D model, your drawings update instantly. With Drafter’s comprehensive, production-quality 2D drawing and detailing capabilities, designers and engineers can easily annotate and add dimensions to drawings and, with data saved to the cloud, are able to share drawings in real time.

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Quickly generate 2D drawings from your 3D models. Reduce the time and cost of your design-to-manufacturing process by generating drawings of parts and assemblies that help you communicate how to manufacture your models.

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Get Ready to Manufacture – Fast!

  • Quickly generate production-ready 2D drawings from your 3D parts and assemblies.
  • Drag and drop your 3D model into a drawing to automatically create a view.
  • Your drawings are always up-to-date as, at the click of a button, they instantly refresh when you modify your 3D model.

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Focus on the Details

  • Create standard and detail views, sections, and more automatically and accurately based on your 3D model.
  • Easily apply production-quality dimensions and annotations to your drawings.
  • Create all necessary symbols, notes and tables.

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Facilitate Collaboration and Communication

  • With all data saved to the cloud, designers and engineers can share drawings in real time and all stakeholders can view them in a web browser without needing to install viewers.
  • Drawings are available to view on any device, at any time, and from anywhere including the manufacturing shop floor.
  • Automatic revision control of both the 3D data and the drawings is fully integrated.

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Accelerate Innovation with a Cloud-Based Platform

  • With its growing solution portfolio, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables you to manage all facets of your product development process.
  • View, annotate, manage and share designs from anywhere, at any time and on any device.
  • Reduce infrastructure costs, IT overhead, software maintenance, and complexity by using secure cloud technology.