Well for one, it helps design parts that make cars run faster and planes fly higher! CAD is one of the most ingenious software technology to exist. Prior to Computer Aided Design programs, draftsmen would use pencil, paper and measurement scales to draft blueprints of mechanical parts, architecture, and machinery. Although the draftsmen being experts in their fields, their work would contain the certain degree of error.

Landing gear design for an aircraft using CAD technology.

The advent of Computer Aided Design programs gave Engineers and draftsmen the ability to create 3D sketches of their envisioned parts or designs and show everyone how they would look or work even before actually building them. Without a doubt, the ability to transform an idea into something visible, even if we are talking about a rough draft, is the biggest advantage of any CAD software.

CAD Design of a teakettle

Computer-aided design is highly adaptable to an engineer’s needs. There are numerous software suites, each targeted at a specific task in the field of design or in a different category of professionals. CAD software is perfect for technical blueprints or prototypes used by engineers, Maya or 3Ds Max for realistic 3D models and renderings and so on. Depending on your needs, you can use a certain program, or a combination of programs. For example, you can create the prototypes for an engine in CAD and create a 3D rendering using 3DS Max, thus allowing your engineers to have a virtual inspection of the motor and see all the technicalities even before it is produced.


Designing of Jewelry Prototype

The popularity of CAD can be evaluated by its presence in every engineering sector. Does not matter if we are talking about architecture, engineering, design, cartography, automotive, fashion – they all use some form of CAD along the way. It is quite clear that CAD has numerous advantages over traditional design, and it is just a matter of time until it completely takes over. CAD is the future of engineering. It helps build safer, more efficient, more powerful machinery and captivating designs; a feat, which could not have been achieved using pencil, paper and measurement rulers. CAD helps test new parts even before they are produced, highlighting design inconsistencies that can take lives and leave companies with millions of dollars in damages. On the production side, CAD helps eliminate design errors leading to better, newer, cleaner designs. Eventually, better designs help to carry out faster manufacturing and reduced wastage that could have occurred because of the faulty design.

 

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