3D printing is trending and some of my clients are asking for logo design be done ready in 3D with CAD blueprints. Meaning when I do my regular 2D logo design, I have to make sure it can be re-created in a manner, not by export and importing the path of the logo mark from the design file, but by drawing on a blank blueprint with clear instructions/dimensions/constraints.
I find it hard to use Adobe Illustrator to create accurate logo design where I need drawings mathematically perfectly aligned e.g. in tangent to a curve or to mark a curve with curvature. Smart-guide and snapping in AI wont help me to find the tangent of a line against a circle or to lock multiple shapes with constraints.
I resolve by working my design on Fusion 360 or FreeCAD. I am fine with them but I am not sure if they are the right tools everyone else are using for the same tasks. Or, are there better alternative to create CAD drawing in logo design?
And a futher question here: is Affinity Designer better or worse than Adobe Illustrator in doing this?
Here are some famous logos that were done in technical drawings: