During my couple of days spent in Detroit this week with Ford, I sat in a number of interesting sessions. One of which was called Global Design Convergence and included a demo of how Ford uses 3D modelling technology to design and test cars.
The room we were in for this presentation had a huge long giant screen that could be used to show the cars full size to help the whole process.
Ford have 9 studios around the world that they use for design and modelling.
The process starts off with a designer or team working on a design either on a computer, on paper, or however they like.
Then the design in made using clay.
Then computer modelling is used to help show just what it will look like inside and out.
Software called AutoDesk AutoStudio is used to help model the cars in 3D.