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CAD Software

CAD (computer-aided design) software is used to create, analyze and/or change two- or three-dimensional designs and models in a digital environment rather than using manual drafting methods. Architects, engineers, commercial and industrial designers, and artists often use CAD software to make multi-dimensional designs and models.

It is widely used because of its many advantages over manual drawing. CAD software is faster, produces precise designs, integrates easily with digital workflows and enables users to amass a searchable and widely accessible library of designs and design knowledge.

CAD can also be referred to as CADD, or computer-aided design and drafting. CAD/CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) refers to the use of CAD with software that feeds data to manufacturing processes based on the CAD design.

CAD Software

CAD software is used to create, analyze and change 2D and 3D designs and models in a digital environment rather than using manual drafting methods.

CAD Software Functionalities

Drafting & Documentation
Design Validation
Design Interoperability
  • 2D design, layout, drafting, annotation and documentation are the core functionalities of every CAD software. To automatically create drawing views from 3D part and assembly models and help align and scale drawing views further enhances the use of software in the design process.
  • CAD Software helps to quickly synthesize information, check designs for compliance to requirements, and make informed decisions.
  • When it comes to integrated electronics, it is critical that designers of both systems collaborate throughout the computer-aided design development process. CAD software is connecting the stakeholders to ensure alignment between each system prior to design completion.

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