Even if the purpose of woodLAB is to go directly and automatically to the CNC machine, it does not mean that you can permanently deprive yourself of 2D drawing.
In our customers' opinion, the 2D drawing module is also a strong point of the woodLAB software (thanks to IronCAD) and a weak point for many of our competitors!
When and in which cases should you draw in 2D?
- For communication with the workshop (some details of the project are important and require explanations for the workers)
- For communication with the customer: cuts and quotes can help you avoid misunderstandings. It will also be a plus for the presentation.
- In your own interest: sometimes, in 2D, errors are more easily detectable and jump in the eyes.
A dynamic connection with the 3D object
woodLAB is primarily a 3D CAD software. The 2D drawing module is called "dynamic" because it maintains a link with the 3D source object. Any modification of it, is reflected automatically on the 2D drawing. What a time saving!
IronCAD's CAXA DRAFT module lets you manage and edit legacy DWG / DXF data or even create new 2D designs using a familiar industry interface.
Very often, architects send you 2D drawings in DWG / DXF format. Thanks to CAXA DRAFT, you can open, read, edit, save and exploit them in woodLAB (solid extrusion, wood panel etc ...).