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Engineering Software - CAD, CAM, FEA - Computer Aided Design (CAD)

 

Introduction

Computer Aided Design (CAD) allows engineers to create detailed designs of parts with maximum efficiency and minimal cost. The days of the drawing boards are essentially over with the release of affordable and easily used 2D and 3D CAD packages. The aim of CAD is to apply computers to both the modeling and communication of designs. This includes automating such tasks as the production of drawings or diagrams and the generation of lists of parts in a design, and providing new techniques which give the designer enhanced capabilities to assist in the design process.

Computer-aided design now involves the creation of a central design description or model data which all applications in design, analysis and manufacturing can utilize. Computer-based techniques for the analysis and simulation of the design, and for the generation of manufacturing instructions, are now closely integrated with the techniques for modeling the form and structure of the design.

 

 




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