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Exploded View Drawing: What It Is, and Why You Should Be Using It

What is an exploded view drawing? Well, it is a diagram, picture or technical drawing of an object that shows the relationship or order of assembly of various parts. They are produced using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Exploded drawings are extremely useful in explaining a design or an idea as they show the relationship between different components and how they fit together to form the final product. They also reveal details and nuances that otherwise would be hidden in a superficial image of the object just showing the exterior.

 

 

Showing the relationship between different components and how they fit together helps users understand the order of assembly of the different parts. This is why exploded view drawings are commonly used in parts catalogs, assembly and maintenance manuals, and other instructional materials. For example, DIY furniture often arrives with instructions in the form of exploded views. Without this style of drawing it would be very difficult to explain how the parts go and fit together to form the final piece of furniture. By slightly separating the parts an equal distance away from their original positions, a better understanding of the finished object can be gained and parts that would normally be concealed by other parts can be seen in full.

 

The exploded view is represented as if there has been a minor controlled explosion (hence the name) emanating from the middle of the object, causing the object’s parts to be separated an equal distance away from their original locations and showing the components of an object slightly separated by distance, or suspended in the surrounding space.

 

Benefits of exploded view drawing

 

 

• They are extremely useful in explaining ideas and designs. In addition, they communicate how the different parts connect to form a single product.
• Helps in understanding how the various parts of the product are assembled together. Additionally, it also lets the user know the dimensions of each part, materials used and how many parts are used.
• Useful in explaining the orientation and position of different parts and method of assembly as it represents the order of assembly.
• Allows engineers to immediately see the pros and cons of the product from a construction and molding perspective.

 

 

Here at Mindsparkz, we prepare many visuals of exploded views to better explain our ideas to clients and even to the factories when our ideas are in the production phase.

 

Take a look at this wooden POS display designed for wine. The exploded view helps the factory better understand our ideas in terms of shelf disposition, doors, and dimensions. This will ensure that the factory meets the expectations and requirements of the final product.

 

 

 

The exploded view can also be used for smaller or different objects. In this example, we have an exploded view of a box, that we used to explain to a client. It helped the client to understand how the different parts of the object would be assembled inside the packaging. This was then presented to the end client for approval.

 

To Conclude…

 

 

Has your understanding of an exploding view drawing improved? We sure hope so! Here at Mindsparkz, we are passionate about the work we do, creating high-quality designs that are consistent with your brand and promotional needs. Our dedicated and talented team of in-house designers offer professional design and creative services to cater to your needs and requirements. We specialize in several design aspects such as product design, graphic design, web design, illustration, brainstorming and we also offer a retainer program. Feel free to drop us an inquiry today!

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Come Together Charity Festival 2019: Annual Tradition, All New Designs!

Come Together Music Festival – an annual charity event that takes place in Zhuhai, China. This year marked the 8th edition and took place on the 7th of December 2019.

 

The Come Together Charity Music Festival is South China’s premier and largest charity music festival that brings over a thousand people from all walks of life to celebrate music and raise money for local charities. It is a yearly event that is held in Zhuhai, China, and is organized and managed by the CT Community (CTC) and its partners. We here at Mindsparkz are always glad to help with their design services! In fact, we have been designing graphic material for the festival for the past several years!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the graphic material we designed for this year’s edition!

 

 

Poster

 

 

The poster acts as the base for all graphic material created for the event. Before you start designing, it is useful to identify the purpose of the poster. In this case, it is to advertise the event in the most eye-catching way as possible and attract peoples’ attention. In addition, the poster is used to inform people useful information such as the time, date, venue and headlines of the event.

 

Elements are used in the designing of the poster and comprise of the “Come Together” logo – the same one that has been used in other editions but with updated and revised colors. This composition is to simulate a stage and the color palette is to simulate the light and ambiance as seen and experienced at the concert. In addition, the pattern on the background adds to this vibe with musical instruments.

 

In previous years, we used graphic elements related to musical instruments, such as guitars. However, this year we decided to use speakers and a microphone. Furthermore, the hands-on the front of the stage foreshadows the audience having lots of fun!

 

One important thing to note is that all the graphic material must be bilingual since the event is taking place in China and aims at having a diverse audience. This ensures that everyone can understand the contents of the poster and lets them know that everyone is welcome!

 

This poster was printed and displayed in many places across the city and shared through many social media platforms, including the biggest one in China, WeChat!

 

Now, check out how we used the different graphic elements to create the rest of the material for the event:

 

 

Tickets

 

Come Together Music Festival

Come Together Music Festival

 

The design of your event ticket is important as it will end up in the hands of your customers and can influence how they perceive your event. It is a representation of your brand and you definitely want your customers to view your brand positively. Thus, it is essential to ensure that your ticket is visually and aesthetically appealing yet concise.

 

We have designed the ticket so that it includes all the required information such as date and price, location and event details. The design of the ticket also keeps to a consistent theme as seen in the poster.

 

 

Venue Map

 

Come Together Music Festival

 

The venue map is useful for allowing people to locate where the event will be held as well as the facilities located nearby. This can help them plan their transportation to the event in advance. It also gives a clear view of the event’s location and where it will be situated. The map was designed to show the event’s location and the different nearby streets and buildings.

 

 

Event map

 

Come Together Music Festival

 

The event map features a simple and straightforward design for easy understanding and navigation. Different numbers are assigned to different locations and are neatly displayed on the map’s layout. In addition, the map only contains the minimum essential information and details for the participants’ reference. This also prevents the map from being too cluttered. Important facilities such as the First-Aid station and toilets are also listed on the map.

 

 

Tokens

 

Come Together Music Festival

 

The tokens act as coupons which participants can use at the event. Note how the design of the tokens keeps to a consistent theme which can be observed throughout the other event material.

 

 

Entrance Banner

 

Come Together Music Festival

 

The entrance banner is designed with a consistent theme in mind and looks similar to the event poster. Grab the attention of participants by having a visually appealing and eye-catching banner! A well-designed poster will also help to increase your brand’s visibility and awareness. It will also generate positive publicity for your event.

 

 

Balcony Banner

 

Come Together Music Festival

Come Together Music Festival

 

The design of the balcony banner is simple and easy to understand. It includes the name of the event in both English and Mandarin to accommodate participants of different nationalities. It also shows many hands holding the sides of the banner to illustrate and reinforce the feeling of “coming together”.

 

 

Here are some pictures of the event:

 

 

 

Additionally, here are some of the posters we designed for previous years:

 

 

 

How we can help you…

 

Interested in event materials design and how it can impact your business? Mindsparkz is here to help! Our dedicated and talented team of in-house designers offer professional design and creative services to cater to your needs and requirements. We specialize in several design aspects such as product designgraphic design, web design, illustration, brainstorming and we also offer a retainer program. If you would like to design graphic materials for your next event, feel free to drop us an inquiry today!

 

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Christmas Branding Ideas To Take Your Marketing To The Next Level!

 

With Christmas approaching very soon, many businesses are coming up with innovative and fun ideas to put a spin on their marketing and advertising activities. This includes Mindsparkz, where we make use of fun and creative ideas to celebrate the upcoming joyous occasion!

 

 

Festive Branding for Social Media

 

There are many ways you can modify the features on your social media channels in celebration of the festive season. This is great if you have a dedicated audience on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To go about this, you can simply change the display picture or background picture for the different social media platforms. Doing so can change the whole vibe of your social media page and allow your customers to feel the festive joy as well!

 

Take a look at our updated background picture and display picture for Facebook in light of the Christmas season. It uses many Christmas references such as candy canes, wrapping paper, and a Christmas tree!

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

 

We also designed Christmas themed background and display pictures for ODM Group. Can you spot the different Christmas references?

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

 

Here is how it would look like if you viewed it on your phone:

 

Mindsparkz

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

 

ODM

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

On another note, the background pictures, display pictures and postcards for the ODM group and Mindsparkz were created as a “family”, all sharing a cohesive theme and design. We really love how they complement each other! Check out the Christmas postcards below!

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

 

Here is Mindsparkz’s postcard!

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

These postcards can be customized and sent to your clients during the festive season to enhance a healthy professional relationship.

 

 

Christmas related products

 

Besides modifying the aesthetics and visuals of your company’s website or social media page, you can also create Christmas related products. As Christmas is the season of giving, you can consider giving these products as gifts to friends and family or even to yourself as a treat!

 

 

Here are some Christmas related products we designed:

 

 

Custom Airpods Carrying Case

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

Instead of having a plain-looking Airpod case, why not get creative and design your very own custom case? This one we designed features a cute reindeer with a Christmas greeting. It also features the brand name, which is great for boosting your brand visibility and awareness.

 

 

Christmas Bags

 

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

These bags are useful for storing your purchases when out shopping and can also be used as gift bags.  Not only are they a convenient packaging option, but they are also stylish and feature beautiful designs. You can also print your brand name onto the bag to enhance brand awareness and catch the attention of passers-by.

 

 

Tags

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

Often overlooked, these items have the ability to make a big difference to your branding. Many people simply cut away tags and dispose of them as they are seen as insignificant. However, you can change this reality and ensure your brand is remembered by customers. How can you do so? Well, you can customize your tag such that it is unique and interesting. Rather than being an inconvenience, they will be something that stands out from the usual generic boring tags.

 

 

Logo Adaptation

 

Here at Mindsparkz, we have customized our logo for the festive season! It features the standard logo with a Christmas twist to it. We certainly love the Christmas vibes it is giving off! You can also customize your company’s logo to show off your company’s personality and brand image. This will also attract people’s attention and generate their interest. What’s great is that you can use this on social media platforms, your website, or even a nice postcard for your clients!

 

Christmas Branding Ideas

Christmas Branding Ideas

 

To Conclude…

 

Which festive design idea is your favorite? Let us know! If you are interested in designing for festivals or special occasions, we here at Mindsparkz can help you with that. Our dedicated and talented team of in-house designers offer professional design and creative services to cater to your needs and requirements. We specialize in several design aspects such as product designgraphic design, web design, illustration, brainstorming and we also have a retainer program. Feel free to drop us an inquiry today!

 

P.S. The team at Mindsparkz would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

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