What is a computer aided design?

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A computer-aided design, commonly referred to as CAD, is an accurate 3D file that depicts how components are manufactured and/or how a group of parts are assembled.

How are CAD files used?

Computer aided designs are commonly used to create technical drawings, CNC programs, stress and load simulations and much more.

Many industries use CAD files to develop products because they are much easier to read and a lot more accurate than paper drawings.

These files are now an essential part of any manufacturing process, as they are used for the production of any component. 

Which software is used to produce CAD drawings?

The most common softwares to produce CAD drawings include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Catia, PTC Creo and Onshape.


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