An AutoCAD Upgrade Strengthens Client Collaboration and Innovation
Arnold Packaging has upgraded to the latest version of AutoCAD Inventor, the premiere 3D-design software — another sign of our ongoing commitment to technologies you don’t often find in the packaging industry.
With the latest advancements, we can easily collaborate with the end user to design a custom packaging solution with as few steps as possible and to the greatest level of accuracy. We begin each project with a typical Q&A (size, weight, travel distance and value) and then advance quickly to the design stage as those factors are incorporated into the plan.
We provide a detailed 3D rendering to the client through a shared folder where they can download files of immense size and extreme detail. In a recent project where General Electric needed to package an aviation product weighing several thousand pounds and measuring more than 11 feet in length, GE provided us with their own 3D rendering. With that information, we were able to build a container around the product digitally.
In the past, several iterations of a container sample would have been required, adding to the cost and design time. In this case with GE, the stress points, contact points and the spot needs for additional support were captured before a single cut was made.
The specifics we have available through AutoCAD Inventor promote manufacturing accuracy and lead us to a higher quality shipping container that prevents loss or damage. Applications frequently include custom-designed wood and foam packaging solutions, as well as cardboard. For Arnold Packaging, 99 percent of the containers we design are made for a single product for a single company, and that capability wouldn’t be possible without the combination of technical expertise and our unsurpassed investment in technology.