How Wacom enhances product design and CAD

February 5, 2019

Unless you have a side hustle animating the latest Pixar movie, chances are, as a product design or CAD professional, you haven’t heard of Wacom. What you may know, however, is that your current mouse set up doesn’t quite satisfy your workflow. After working with many product design and CAD pros, we’ve found that working on screen with the comfort and precision of a pressure-sensitive pen benefits their productivity.

Jesse Hahne, partner and lead industrial designer at the Center for Advanced Design, shows how Wacom products help streamline his creative workflow. With Wacom products, he’s been able to carve out a niche for his work, creating complex surface geometry for the plastics industry, prosthetics, surfacing for automotive, consumer goods, and packaging.

Wacom for product design and CAD

Wacom’s Cintiq Pro and MobileStudio Pro family of products complement Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS 3D and CAD design software by offering an intuitive and completely natural pen-on-screen experience. Our pen displays and SOLIDWORKS accelerate industrial product design and ultimately enable users to create, stimulate, publish and manage projects like never before.

Marc McCauley, partner and design engineer at CAD, has found switching to working with a pen on screen has sped up his workflow and increased his productivity. And switching to drawing directly on screen helped him feel more connected to his work and more in control of the process.

The ultimate conceptual sketch tools

Wacom Pro Pen 3D

The Wacom Pro Pen 3D was designed for CAD, and provides full navigational control in SOLIDWORKS and most other creative software programs. You can use the pen to create splines, slits, ellipses and to enter or handwrite dimensions. In other words, the Wacom Pro Pen is a complete mouse replacement and improved comfort and productivity. Click here to learn more about Wacom pens.

Wacom Pro Pen

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Our most advanced pen displays were created for professional designers who demand an intuitive, pen-on-screen connection to their work. With a premium 4K screen, world class color performance, productivity enhancing features, and virtually no parallax, every stroke you make will count. Click here to learn more about our creative pen displays.

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Create the ultimate 3D CAD workstation

Wacom pens, stands and arms and computer modules are specially designed to enhance comfort and productivity during long working hours. No matter how you like to work, there’s an accessory to suit you. Click here to learn more about Wacom accessories.


Extend your creative ecosystem

For nearly 40 years, Wacom has partnered with leading creative software developers to innovate and integrate pen technology features that make the creative process more productive and intuitive.

Wacom was an official hardware provider for SOLIDWORKS 2019 beta testing. Wacom computers (all MobileStudio Pro and Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine models) are SOLIDWORKS certified. This weekend, our team will attend SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas, Texas to meet with the next generation of makers, doers and innovators. Hope to see you there!

Ready to create more concepts, complete more projects, and explore a new realm of possibility with the technology that’s proven to make your creative process flow more naturally? Learn how Wacom is fueling the world of creative business.

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