Through the sharing of 3D data, engineering and manufacturing processes can run concurrently. This will help decrease production time, improve productivity and enable faster go-to-market. 3D models can help us validate designs and optimize them for the manufacturing process.
Furthermore, engineering teams need to work closely with MarComm and Finance colleagues as well as other potentially non-technical people who may have a hard time processing 2D drawings and often have to wait till a first prototype is ready.
With 3D modelling intra-company communication can happen early in the design process and with fewer complications. Similarly, the production of customer presentations, websites, brochures, technical documentation, etc. can start much earlier in the manufacturing process with the aid of 3D models.