15 Facts About CAD


Designs made through CAD software are helpful in protecting products and inventions when used in patent applications.

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CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, machining, or other manufacturing operations.

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CAD is an important industrial art extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more.

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CAD is widely used to produce computer animation for special effects in movies, advertising and technical manuals, often called DCC digital content creation.

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CAD is one part of the whole digital product development activity within the product lifecycle management processes, and as such is used together with other tools, which are either integrated modules or stand-alone products, such as:.

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CAD is used for the accurate creation of photo simulations that are often required in the preparation of environmental impact reports, in which computer-aided designs of intended buildings are superimposed into photographs of existing environments to represent what that locale will be like, where the proposed facilities are allowed to be built.

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Originally software for CAD systems was developed with computer languages such as Fortran, ALGOL but with the advancement of object-oriented programming methods this has radically changed.

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Today, CAD systems exist for all the major platforms ; some packages support multiple platforms.

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CAD was a revolutionary change in the engineering industry, where draftsmen, designers, and engineering roles begin to merge.

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CAD is an example of the pervasive effect computers were beginning to have on the industry.

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CAD technology is used in the design of tools and machinery and in the drafting and design of all types of buildings, from small residential types to the largest commercial and industrial structures .

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CAD is mainly used for detailed engineering of 3D models or 2D drawings of physical components, but it is used throughout the engineering process from conceptual design and layout of products, through strength and dynamic analysis of assemblies to definition of manufacturing methods of components.

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CAD has become an especially important technology within the scope of computer-aided technologies, with benefits such as lower product development costs and a greatly shortened design cycle.

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CAD enables designers to layout and develop work on screen, print it out and save it for future editing, saving time on their drawings.

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CAD software enables engineers and architects to design, inspect and manage engineering projects within an integrated graphical user interface on a personal computer system.

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