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What’s the Meaning?
CAD, which stands for Computer-Aided Design, is the use of computer technology to help in the creation, modification and optimization of a design that produces either two-dimensional or three-dimensional diagrams. It is also known as computer-aided design and drafting (CADD).
Did you know?
Did you know an informal poll of roughly 25 engineers conducted by Mechanical Engineering magazine associate editor Jean Thilmany found out that they have mixed sentiments about CAD? Some agreed CAD’s purpose is both its best quality and greatest drawback. According to DaTuM 3D principal Gordon Lewis, less experienced engineers could create designs perfectly manufactured on screen but cannot be made in reality. He also pointed out CAD tools are getting simple to use, even kids in high school are using them now and because of that, some people do not understand they are creating something that cannot be built. That is why most engineering companies still rely on brainstorming sessions while some engineers still sculpt their design in clay before developing their ideas in CAD later. Aside from its drawback, Lewis still believes that CAD is having its exciting time right now. Although there are limitations, he claimed it is easier to conceptualize anything he wants to build with just using his laptop unlike before.