If you’re a person that deals in any kind of design business I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase CAD somewhere or have seen it in some sort of literature. The letters in CAD have a special meaning that is known as Computer Aided Design or Drafting. This is basically designing technical drawings with the assistance of computer software. This software has been around for a while now, but is just now being recognized as much as it’s counterpart the drafting table. This practice of using a drafting board to design blueprints is still used today, but has nowhere near the presence it once had. In most of the world CAD has replaced this old form of creating technical drawings, and has allowed drafters to complete 3D designs in less than half the time of it’s counterpart.
CAD software can be installed on almost any PC or laptop as long as it meets the general requirements of the software. Instead of creating straight lines with a ruler CAD has a simple command that allows the line to be inserted into the drawing by either clicking the mouse in the appropriate place, or by manually inserting the length of the line along with an angle. CAD is extremely precise, so you don’t have to worry about drawing a line to big or small. This software also has tons of other commands that allow a wide array of different lines to be created.
One advantage to CAD is the ability to perform 3D commands and give a 2D image 3D characteristics. This is usually done by adding an orthographic view to the blueprints which allows the person interpreting the design to better understand what he or she is looking at. If you were designing your technical drawing on a set of blueprints it would take several hours or days to completely freehand the design, and it still wouldn’t be as precise, or have the detail within it compared to a 3D Model that was designed with CAD software. The fact of saving time is only one of the many advantages CAD programs has over the traditional way of designing with blueprints.
CAD is not only for one or two specialties of drafting, but instead CAD has a separate program for each one of the design fields including: Architecture, Mechanical, Structural, Machine, Civil, Electrical or Electronic, and software specifically for designing Inventions for Inventors. In a few years from now there will be no more paper blueprints and they will be used for decorative purposes or be collectors items instead of creating objects, buildings, or other designs. CAD is the next step in the evolution of design and will continue to become more complex, and contain more tools for design as time progresses. If you would like to visit a professional online CAD company please follow this link to learn more about CAD, 3D Modeling, Architectural Designs, Mechanical Drafting and more. CAD Drafting Service and 3D Modeling Company Thank You

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Christopher Clay submit@elinedesign.com Owner/CEO of eLine Design LLC- Invention & Prototype Design Service If you would like to learn more about Inventions or CAD Design click this link 3D CAD Invention Designers | Prototype Design Services