Many of the projects I have worked on have required a very high level of technical detail in order to be produced. The most effective method for communicating this is using CAD and producing Technical Drawings. Whether a conceptual exercise or one-off piece, I always push myself to design and communicate the concept as if it was being mass manufactured by a third party.
Gizmo Assembly Drawing
Also displayed in the project section, this large scale assembly drawing details the final design, highlighting all relevant components and sub-assemblies. I learnt the importance of effective layout and space optimisation, attempting to fit and clearly display a complex mechanical design on a single page.
We were given a physical kazoo, and were required to model it as closely as possible using SolidWorks.