3D software giant Autodesk has released an infographic portraying the need for, guess what? 3D design software. (Click on the image above to see the fine details).
It may be in their self-interest, but they have a valid point. The infographic indicates that a surprising amount of newly released products are subject to recall because of faulty design, either for safety reasons or simply because they didn't work properly.
Their point is that proper design counts. In a world of digital manufacturing and specifically in 3D printing, you must spend time carefully designing your item before you consider printing it. They also hope you use Autodesk software to do so.
Which isn't unreasonable, as they have perhaps the largest portfolio of 3D design software around.