How a product is made and at what scale has a massive impact on the actual geometry of the product at both the component level and the assembly level. At the assembly level, the process in which a product is assembled can have a massive impact on the cost of the product and the consumer reception of the product, if it is assembled by the consumer. Questions are asked such as, How easily can a human (or machine) assembly the components? Can it be assembled incorrectly? What level of skill is required?
Individual part design is a foundational skill for product designers or design engineers. The best part designs are simultaneously driven by form and function. Manufacturing constraints, performance requirements and product life cycles are also woven into the process. 3D CAD modeling software is the primary tool used to develop parts