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Hobby engineers and inventors looking to turn their ideas into cash can use CAD Schroer’s Medusa4 Personal MCAD suite, alongside the company’s Eservices portal, to ease the path from idea to patent to production.

In order to turn a hobby into a business, inventors need to think about patents, prototypes, product testing, market research and finding the right manufacturer.

According to CAD Schroer’s Sergej Schachow, creating detailed drawings is a prerequisite for filing a patent, as well as for manufacture. He added that doing the work with an intelligent drafting system makes it easy to quickly make changes, digitally test mechanisms and create design variants.

As a fully functional professional software product, Medusa4 Personal is said to be particularly suitable for this task.

Software in detail

  • Medusa4 Personal is a powerful 2D/3D CAD package for Windows and Linux.
  • It is part of CAD Schroer’s Medusa4 series of CAD products and is free for private, non-commercial use.
  • Anyone wishing to use their designs commercially can convert finished designs to PDF, DXF or commercial Medusa4 format for a small fee via the CSG Eservices portal.
  • With Medusa4 Personal, inventors can turn scanned-in paper sketches into intelligent geometry with the Medraster editing tools.
  • The Parametrics module allows users to create design variants, as well as to simulate the movement of entire assemblies.

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and industrial plant design with productivity-enhancing products and services, delivered by engineers for engineers.

CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States. CAD Schroer's product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. We emphasise close customer partnerships and support our clients' objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.

A global customer base

Our customers include engineering project management, design and construction firms, manufacturers, machinery providers, system integrators, plant providers and factory and plant Owner/Operators across most industry sectors, including industrial machinery; food; consumer goods; chemicals, pharma and biotech; automotive and transport; energy and water. They rely on MEDUSA4, MPDS4 and STHENO/PRO to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design: cutting costs while raising quality.

Over 25 years of sustained growth

CAD Schroer is a privately owned, independent, profitable company which has invested in long-term customer relationships and sustained growth over 25 years, proving a reliable partner and software provider over the long term.

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