I'm coming from the software engineering world (please don't rip me to shreds here), and I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the manufacturing process when it comes to cut and bend steel.
To provide broader details, we're making a pretty simple steel enclosure (basically a box), that will house some electronic, and need to build a relatively low number of them (a few hundred).
So my question is:
- Are there CAD tools specifically created to allow for the design of a folded steel enclosure?
- If I needed to provide a standard design document to a variety of manufacturing places to get quotes, which should my document look like? What info should it have about the enclosure?
- What are my best resources to find a vendor to help us build something like this?
Sorry about how noobish this all sounds, I'd love to learn more about this process, any help is very appreciated.