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Computer-aided Design (CAD)

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer programs to create, modify, analyze and document two- or three-dimensional (2D or 3D) graphical representations of physical objects as an alternative to manual drafts and product prototypes. CAD is widely used in computer animation and media special effects as well as in product and industrial design.
computer-aided design (CAD)

Computer-aided design (CAD) is an integral part of product lifecycle management.

CAD software

CAD software creates detailed 3D models and 2D drawings.
CAD is used throughout the engineering process, from conceptual product design and layout through assembly analysis to manufacturing method definition. CAD enables engineers to interactively test design variants with minimal physical prototypes to achieve:
  • lower product development costs
  • greater speed
  • increased productivity
  • quality assurance
  • accelerated time-to-market

Benefits of CAD

When you use CAD you can:

  • Speed up the design process, enabling better visualization of sub-assemblies, constituent parts and the final product

  • Get easier, more robust documentation of the design, including geometries, dimensions and bills of materials

  • Easily reuse design data and best practices

  • Achieve greater accuracy so that errors are reduced

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