Conceptual vs Detail Design
In industries, there is a large difference in conceptual and detailed designing. Both however are important for any company that is producing items in competition with other companies as concept designing helps them to check feasibility of an idea that is in the minds of a designer. Sometimes, there is a vague idea in the mind of a company related with a new product, and it is left for CAD designer to come up with a 3D model of the product. Artist at disposal of a company can at best draw 2D design or blueprint of the product and it finally assumes shape when a drafter makes a 3D model of the product. Detailed designing is the final procedure that takes place before a product that has been chosen for production and minor details are taken care of so that the product faces no problems when it goes in the production line.
Once a product is past the stage of idea generation, it is not sufficient to have a few of its sketches made by an artist and the management tries to get a few more details worked out. This is where CAD drafter comes into view as he uses software to come up with a 3D model. This model does not have all the necessary details so it is not clear if the product will necessarily work. However, this 3D design gives an inkling to the management if the idea can be put to production or not and this is the stage where a product is given a go ahead or thrown into dustbin.
Once a concept that is in the minds of a designer gets a shape in the form of a 3D model through concept designing and given green light by the management, it is time to get down to finer details. This is the stage when the designer looks at al the finer details so as to make sure that the product finally works if put to production stage. He makes drawings of all assembly parts and other parts which management has to ensure availability from the suppliers. This phase of designing is deemed complete once all problems have been sorted ut and drawings have been cleared.