People are familiar with 2D drawings and use them as a means of defining a finished product. 2D drawings contain standard symbology that is universally understood and interpreted. However, in some cases, the existence of multiple, redundant data required to define a manufactured part can lead to deviations in the final 3D form. Interpretation errors, duplication errors or revision inconsistencies can contribute to costly mistakes that quickly translate into lower quality and productivity.
The use of 2D drawings for the purpose of communicating downstream production requirements adds an unnecessary burden to the product development cycle.