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Forward with Ford 2011 – Global Design Convergence – Using 3D Modelling


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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.

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Ford have 9 studios around the world that they use for design and modelling.

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The process starts off with a designer or team working on a design either on a computer, on paper, or however they like.

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Then the design in made using clay.

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Then computer modelling is used to help show just what it will look like inside and out.

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Software called AutoDesk AutoStudio is used to help model the cars in 3D.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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