What is CAD Software Used For?

CAD software… Its been used to design your fancy apartment in LA, your car, and even the [hopefully] ergonomic chair you sit on to read this. But what exactly is it?

Although there are discrepancies among the name and its abbreviation, CAD stands for computer-aided-design. One alternative is computer-aided-drafting. This name, however, has been changed to reflect the new capabilities of CAD software, which have developed as technology has, allowing for better, speedier design than ever before.

CAD software is useful for many phases of the design process in consumer goods and the tools and machinery that make these. Because of its nature, CAD software is also an indispensable tool in architecture, with capabilities of designing residential lots to industrial buildings. The mechanical engineering, electronic, software applications, and apparel areas also benefit from using this technology.

Not only is using CAD software innovative, but it has many advantages such as lower design costs and a shorter design time. Many architects save time by developing their work on a computer, and are even able to save their work for future editing.

Sadly, the development of technology is known to have double-edged effects. In one industry it may be known to create jobs, and in another, it takes them. Any of the areas beforementioned seem to have a balance of jobs both lost and gained with the use of CAD software. Therefore, computer-aided-design software is not to be looked down upon yet. Better yet, exploit it to its full potential and make the best damn products ever.

Comments 18 comments

cam 7 years ago

cam says cad looks cool


gabby and dalton 7 years ago

hi ur a great website

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Greg Palmer 7 years ago

CAD has come a long way. One of the best features to be added was the integration of three dimensions for full drafting. When I learned CAD, the 3D technology of computers wasn't up to speed, so CAD's ability to make models was usually limited to blueprints. Now, you can design anything, from homes to industrial products, and manipulate them in 3D. I agree, "it makes the best damn products ever."


geffrey 7 years ago

o this is bloody amazing lol


soyeb 6 years ago

auto cad design of best futures to added was the integration of three dimensions for full drafting. auto cad software came to market so easily interior design become.


soyeb 6 years ago

auto cad design of best futures to added was the integration of three dimensions for full drafting. auto cad software came to market so easily interior design become.


Benny the Man 6 years ago

CAD, CAD, CAD, I love CAD, CAD is so beautiful, I wish I could be a CAD, then all the girl CADs would love me,


Alliee x. :) 6 years ago

Thanks, This imformation this helped me with my homework!.x ;D Cheers!


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alkabil 6 years ago

It was usefull Apae.


befkadu 5 years ago

fine


lolhehe 4 years ago

Helped me with my DT homework too, were making model cars (out of wood) in DT for some reason. im in year 9


MAGDALINE 4 years ago

thanks for the inormation this really helps a lot if you are doing a test/exam and you are trying to search on cetain topic.


lttjuehrsg 4 years ago

it middle of prodject on cad cam at school thx for the info


charu 4 years ago

will auto cad be beneficial to bio medical engineering graduates??


MeMe 4 years ago

omg thnx soo much i am doing a cad and cam project and this helped me so much.. :D im only in yr 7 ;/


LOLZZ 4 years ago

awsome :D


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hi99ins 2 years ago from Wales, UK

Here's some software fo you to try: http://hubpages.com/technology/CAD-CAM-Software

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