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CAD is the use of computer technology to aid in the design and particularly
the drafting (technical drawing and engineering drawing) of a part or product,
including entire buildings. Current CAD software packages range from 2D
vector-based drafting systems to 3D solid and surface modellers. Modern CAD
packages can also frequently allow rotations in three dimensions, allowing
viewing of a designed object from any desired angle, even from the inside
looking out. Some CAD software is capable of dynamic mathematic modeling, in
which case it may be marketed as (CADD) computer-aided design and drafting.
3D parametric solid modeling (programs incorporating this technology include
Pro/ENGINEER, NX, the combination of UniGraphics and IDeas, CATIA V5, Autodesk
Inventor, Alibre Design, TopSolid, T-FLEX CAD, SolidWorks, and Solid Edge etc.)
require the operator to use what is referred to as "design intent".
The costs associated with CAD implementation now are more heavily weighted
to the costs of training in the use of these high level tools, the cost of
integrating a CAD/CAM/CAE PLM using enterprise across multi-CAD and
multi-platform environments and the costs of modifying design workflows to
exploit the full advantage of CAD tools.
3 D Modeling
Drafting & Detailing
CAD areas covered
Computer-aided design :