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."CAD" and "CADD" redirect here.^ Jump to: navigation , search "CAD" and "CADD" redirect here.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

For other uses see CAD (disambiguation) and CADD (disambiguation)
.Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects, real or virtual.^ Computer Aided Design , CAD , modelling .
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^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
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^ Knowledge in computer aided design is extremely useful in the job market.
  • Computer Aided Design: Providers and Solutions | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

.CAD often involves more than just shapes.^ CAD often involves more than just shapes.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Results Product Details 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: General]

^ AstraCAD offers more than just CAD drawings.
  • AstraCAD UK | Heating, Ventilation and Ducting Design Services 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.astracad.com [Source type: News]

^ CAD specifications are more accurate than manual drafting and CAD systems can store standard designs, names and dimensions of components.
  • StopWaste.Org - Computer Aided Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.stopwaste.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD often must convey also symbolic information such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions.^ As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD often must convey also symbolic information such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions.
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^ Keywords: Cad drawings , computer aided drafting , engineering drawing , cad services , cad drafting services .
  • Cad table downloads at VicMan 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.vicman.net [Source type: General]

^ Drafting outputs prints and CAD outputs prints.
  • Auto CAD | AutoCAD | CAD 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.cncinformation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.CAD may be used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional ("2D") space; or curves, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional ("3D") objects.^ Why should I design products using 3D CAD Engineering design?
  • Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping Services, 3D Engineering Toronto Ontario 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.proto3000.com [Source type: Academic]

^ CAD can design two-dimensional lines and curves, as well as three-dimensional curves, solids and surfaces.
  • Computer Aided Design: Providers and Solutions | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ The use of CAD in automotive design.
  • BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Computer, Aided, Design - (video and audio search results) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[1]
.CAD is an important industrial art extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more.^ And where the aerospace and automotive industries led, many others have followed.
  • Product Design and Computer-Aided Engineering Analysis Tools | Symscape 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.symscape.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CAD is an important industrial art extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ CAD is also extensively used in designing tools and machinery used in manufacturing components.

.CAD is also widely used to produce computer animation for special effects in movies, advertising and technical manuals.^ CAD is also widely used to produce computer animation for special effects in movies, advertising and technical manuals.
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^ Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use .
  • Computer aided design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.lmims.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Operates computer-aided design (CAD) system and peripheral equipment to resize or modify integrated circuit designs (artwork) and to generate computer tape of artwork for use in producing mask plates used in manufacturing integrated circuits: Reviews work order and procedural manuals to determine critical dimensions of design.
  • 003.362-010 - DESIGN TECHNICIAN, COMPUTER-AIDED (electron. comp.) alternate titles: digitizer - DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles Job Description 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.occupationalinfo.org [Source type: Reference]

.The modern ubiquity and power of computers means that even perfume bottles and shampoo dispensers are designed using techniques unheard of by engineers of the 1960s.^ Introduces computer aided landscape design techniques and used in landscape design projects.
  • EHO 156 Computer Aided Landscape Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.dtae.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The modern ubiquity and power of computers means that even perfume bottles and shampoo dispensers are designed using techniques unheard of by shipbuilders of the 1960s.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Using the same software as Architects and Engineers, students will learn how to design 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) | New Trier Township High School 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.newtrier.k12.il.us [Source type: News]

.Because of its enormous economic importance, CAD has been a major driving force for research in computational geometry, computer graphics (both hardware and software), and discrete differential geometry.^ Because of its enormous economic importance, CAD has been a major driving force for research in computational geometry , computer graphics (both hardware and software), and discrete differential geometry.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Computer aided design -software + hardware .
  • Computer Aided Design -software, hardware, magazines, books. fonts and clip art 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.thearchitectureroom.com [Source type: Academic]

^ CAD also has theoretical applications, such as research in computational geometry and differential geometry.
  • Computer Aided Design: Providers and Solutions | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.The design of geometric models for object shapes, in particular, is often called computer-aided geometric design (CAGD).^ Computer Aided Design , CAD , modelling .
  • BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Computer, Aided, Design - (video and audio search results) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
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^ A system for computer aided design in architecture.
  • Computer Aided Architectural Design (1993) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.dmst.aueb.gr [Source type: Academic]

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Overview

.Current Computer-Aided Design software packages range from 2D vector-based drafting systems to 3D solid and surface modellers.^ Computer Aided Design , CAD , modelling .
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^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
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^ Computer Aided Drafting Technology Computer - aided ...
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD Technology Search Results - FindTech 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.findtech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Modern CAD packages can also frequently allow rotations in three dimensions, allowing viewing of a designed object from any desired angle, even from the inside looking out.^ Modern CAD packages can also frequently allow rotations in three dimensions, allowing viewing of a designed object from any desired angle, even from the inside looking out.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It enables easy modelling, creation, and viewing of the 3D objects, mechanical assemblies and product designs from different angles on a computer or a display device.
  • Research and Markets: Global Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) Software Market 2008-2012 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC newsblaze.com [Source type: News]

^ But now it is the term often interchanged with "Computer-Aided Design" to reflect the fact that modern CAD tools do much more than just drafting .
  • Computer-aided design - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: Academic]

.Some CAD software is capable of dynamic mathematic modeling, in which case it may be marketed as CADDcomputer-aided design and drafting.^ CAD Product reviews, features, tutorials, and tips for computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • CAD: Software technology for computer-aided design. | Cadalyst 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.cadalyst.com [Source type: General]

^ Computer Aided Design , CAD , modelling .
  • BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Computer, Aided, Design - (video and audio search results) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Computer-aided design and modeling, subtractive prototyping, additive prototyping .
  • Computer-Aided Design in Subtractive and Additive Prototyping - PSAS IR 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC psasir.upm.edu.my [Source type: Academic]

.CAD is used in the design of tools and machinery and in the drafting and design of all types of buildings, from small residential types (houses) to the largest commercial and industrial structures (hospitals and factories).^ The use of CAD in automotive design.
  • BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Computer, Aided, Design - (video and audio search results) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ CAD is used to design, develop and .
  • Computer aided design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.lmims.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Use of computers in designing, drafting, and/or modeling parts , products , or structures .

.CAD is mainly used for detailed engineering of 3D models and/or 2D drawings of physical components, but it is also used throughout the engineering process from conceptual design and layout of products, through strength and dynamic analysis of assemblies to definition of manufacturing methods of components.^ The product is called a 3D model.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.team254.com [Source type: General]

^ Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technicians use computers to draft layouts, line drawings, and designs.
  • Central Texas College | Computer-Aided Drafting & Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.ctcd.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From your 3D models, you generate a set of engineering drawings for manufacturing.
  • Principles and terminology of computer-aided design - Wikiversity 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: Reference]

.It can also be used to design objects.^ Computer-aided design ( CAD ) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects, real or virtual.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects, real or virtual.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Results Product Details 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: General]
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing - EduTech Wiki 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC edutechwiki.unige.ch [Source type: Reference]

^ CAD may be used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional ("2D") space; or curves, surfaces, or solids in three-dimensional ("3D") objects.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.CAD has become an especially important technology within the scope of computer-aided technologies, with benefits such as lower product development costs and a greatly shortened design cycle.^ CAD Product reviews, features, tutorials, and tips for computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • CAD: Software technology for computer-aided design. | Cadalyst 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.cadalyst.com [Source type: General]

^ Products Offered: Engaged in computer aided design services.
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^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
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.CAD enables designers to lay out and develop work on screen, print it out and save it for future editing, saving time on their drawings.^ The work that is available for CAD designers is varied.
  • Computer Aided Design | A Work at Home Business Career | Work at Home Categories on Funcareers 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.funcareers.com [Source type: General]

^ Create, edit, and export CAD drawings.
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^ CAD is used to design, develop and .
  • Computer aided design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.lmims.com [Source type: Reference]

.Occupations that use CAD include designers, architects, and developers.^ The use of CAD in automotive design.
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^ CAD is used to design, develop and .
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^ Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use .
  • Computer aided design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.lmims.com [Source type: Reference]

Software technologies

A CAD model of a mouse.
.Originally software for Computer-Aided Design systems was developed with computer languages such as Fortran, but with the advancement of object-oriented programming methods this has radically changed.^ Computer Aided Design , CAD , modelling .
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^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
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^ Computer Aided Design, 2004.
  • Welcome to IEEE Xplore 2.0: Computer-Aided Design, IEEE International Conference on 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC ieeexplore.ieee.org [Source type: Academic]

.Typical modern parametric feature based modeler and freeform surface systems are built around a number of key C (programming language) modules with their own APIs.^ Architecture without numbers — CAAD based on a 3D modelling system.
  • Computer Aided Architectural Design (1993) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.dmst.aueb.gr [Source type: Academic]

^ Typical modern parametric feature based modeler and freeform surface systems are built around a number of key C (programming language) modules with their own APIs .
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Different other CAD systems are available such as 3D parametric modeling, Vector works etc to meet specific objectives.

.A CAD system can be seen as built up from the interaction of a graphical user interface (GUI) with NURBS geometry and/or boundary representation (B-rep) data via a geometric modeling kernel.^ A CAD system can be seen as built up from the interaction of a graphical user interface (GUI) with NURBS geometry and/or boundary representation (B-rep) data via a geometric modeling kernel.
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^ A piece of geometry representing a single, 3-D Dot was modeled in a CAD system.
  • 3-D Braille Font in CAD by Stewart Dickson 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC emsh.calarts.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ A rendering of a model can be something like a window presented to the user for interaction, a printed file, etc..
  • Computer-Aided Participatory Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.eng.tau.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

.A geometry constraint engine may also be employed to manage the associative relationships between geometry, such as wireframe geometry in a sketch or components in an assembly.^ A geometry constraint engine may also be employed to manage the associative relationships between geometry, such as wireframe geometry in a sketch or components in an assembly.
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^ This ability may also include the additional ability to infer the correct relationships between selected geometry (e.g., tangency, concentricity) which makes the editing process less time and labor intensive while still freeing the engineer from the burden of understanding the model’s design intent history.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Use of software to manipulate surfaces, apply functional dimensions and tolerences, and set relative motion between components in complex assemblies is covered in depth.
  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting Courses Offered @ El Camino College 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.elcamino.edu [Source type: Reference]

.Unexpected capabilities of these associative relationships have led to a new form of prototyping called digital prototyping.^ Some implications of participation to computer tool design are discussed and a prototype computer tool called n -dim that addresses these implications is described with a brief example of its use in a hypothetical participation project.
  • Computer-Aided Participatory Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.eng.tau.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

.In contrast to physical prototypes, which entail manufacturing time and in the design.^ The students will have hands-on access to the Laminated Object Manufacture and 3D print prototyping facilities of the Centre enabling them to produce physical components and assemblies from computer models of their designs.
  • Computer Aided Product Design - Northumbria University, Newcastle UK 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC northumbria.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CAD allows designers to view designs of clothing on virtual models and in various colors and shapes, saving time by requiring fewer adjustments of prototypes and samples later.
  • Computer Aided Design Powerpoint Project 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Reference]

^ In contrast to physical prototypes, which entail manufacturing time and material costs, digital prototypes allow for design verification and testing on screen, speeding time-to-market and decreasing costs.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

Hardware and OS technologies

.Today, CAD systems exist for all the major platforms - CAD systems like QCad, NX provide multiplatform support including Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X; ArchiCAD and Vectorworks work on both Windows and Mac OS X, but not on Linux; and, for example, AutoCAD works on Windows only.^ Domus.Cad supports double monitors on both Mac Os and Windows platforms.
  • Comparing 3D CAD Programs 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.interstudio.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Today, CAD systems exist for all the major platforms - CAD systems like QCad, NX or CATIA V5 provide multiplatform support including Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X; ArchiCAD works on both Windows and Mac OS X, but not on Linux; and, for example, AutoCAD works on Windows only.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ MantrixOne - MatrixOne Designer Central ( For All Businesses ) Enables designers from around the world to manage and collaborate from one application, eliminating the need for multiple CAD work group managers and the costs associated with supporting each related data manager.
  • Construction > Computer Aided Design Software - Best of the Web Verticals 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC verticals.botw.org [Source type: Reference]

.For more information on OS compatibility, see Comparison of CAD editors for AEC, Comparison of CAD editors for CAM and Comparison of CAD editors for CAE.^ CAD/CAM/CAE software .
  • The World Wide Web Virtual Library: CAD 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.caddprimer.com [Source type: General]

^ For more information on OS compatibility, see Comparison of CAD editors for AEC, Comparison of CAD editors for CAM and Comparison of CAD editors for CAE. .
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^ D computer graphics software CAD standards Comparison of CAD editors for AEC Comparison of CAD editors for CAM Comparison of CAD editors for CAE Comparison of Free EDA software Comparison of 3D computer graphics software Electronic design automation ISO 128 List of CAD companies Molecular design software [ edit ] References .
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.Right now, no special hardware is required for most CAD software.^ Right now, no special hardware is required for most CAD software.
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^ Because of its enormous economic importance, CAD has been a major driving force for research in computational geometry , computer graphics (both hardware and software), and discrete differential geometry.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ CAD software can now run on general purpose workstations and personal computers.
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.However, some CAD systems can do graphically and computationally expensive tasks, so good graphics card, high speed (and possibly multiple) CPUs and large amounts of RAM are recommended.^ However, some CAD systems can do graphically and computationally expensive tasks, so good graphics card, high speed (and possibly multiple) CPUs and large amounts of RAM are recommended.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Recommended as a prerequisite to CAD graphics courses.
  • BCIT : : Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology: Part-time, Associate Certificate 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bcit.ca [Source type: Reference]

^ CAD systems are high-speed workstations or desktop computers with CAD software.
  • cad Resources | ZDNet 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

.The human-machine interface is generally via a computer mouse but can also be via a pen and digitizing graphics tablet.^ The human-machine interface is generally via a computer mouse but can also be via a pen and digitizing graphics tablet .
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ CAD/CAM CAE calendar CAM digitizing tablet graphics light pen monitor mouse plotter workstation .
  • What is CAD? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.webopedia.com [Source type: General]
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^ Fred N. Krull, The Origin of Computer Graphics within General Motors, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, v.16 n.3, p.40-56, September 1994 .
  • SURFACES FOR COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF SPACE FORMS 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC doi.acm.org [Source type: Academic]

.Manipulation of the view of the model on the screen is also sometimes done with the use of a spacemouse/SpaceBall.^ Manipulation of the view of the model on the screen is also sometimes done with the use of a spacemouse/SpaceBall.
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^ These models can be manipulated and tested on video display screens until they incorporate the best attainable balance of features, including ease of production and cost.
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^ Students will create and manipulate drafts and auxiliary views using space and draw elements.
  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting Courses Offered @ El Camino College 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.elcamino.edu [Source type: Reference]

.Some systems also support stereoscopic glasses for viewing the 3D model.^ Some systems also support stereoscopic glasses for viewing the 3D model.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Plan3D allows you to design and view a realistic 3D model of your home design ~ right in your browser; or, you may download the program to your hard-drive.
  • FREE CAD Software, Home, Landscape, Garden, Building, Finance, Art and CAD Programs: 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.houseplanz.com [Source type: General]
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^ Intuitive 2D drafting application with extensive collection tools which supports automatic creation of 2D views from imported 3D data.  [more] .
  • Business Graphics Software: CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing Software 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.capterra.com [Source type: General]

Using CAD

Image rendered with computer aided design.
.Computer-Aided Design is one of the many tools used by engineers and designers and is used in many ways depending on the profession of the user and the type of software in question.^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
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^ Computer Aided Design, 2004.
  • Welcome to IEEE Xplore 2.0: Computer-Aided Design, IEEE International Conference on 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC ieeexplore.ieee.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Computer-Aided Design, 2008.
  • Welcome to IEEE Xplore 2.0: Computer-Aided Design, IEEE International Conference on 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC ieeexplore.ieee.org [Source type: Academic]

.There are several different types of CAD. Each of these different types of CAD systems require the operator to think differently about how he or she will use them and he or she must design their virtual components in a different manner for each.^ Types of Lines and how they are used.

^ The use of CAD in automotive design.
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^ Knowing how the types are different is important.
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.There are many producers of the lower-end 2D systems, including a number of free and open source programs.^ There are many producers of the lower-end 2D systems, including a number of free and open source programs.
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^ Typical modern parametric feature based modeler and freeform surface systems are built around a number of key C (programming language) modules with their own APIs .
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ {(L)GPL} At Sourceforge ( Production/Stable) FElt - FElt is an open source system for finite element analysis, primarily for mechanical problems.
  • ! Aware: Useful Tech & Info: Computer Aided Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.rocketaware.com [Source type: Academic]

.These provide an approach to the drawing process without all the fuss over scale and placement on the drawing sheet that accompanied hand drafting, since these can be adjusted as required during the creation of the final draft.^ These provide an approach to the drawing process without all the fuss over scale and placement on the drawing sheet that accompanied hand drafting, since these can be adjusted as required during the creation of the final draft.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Persons who produce technical drawings using CADD still need to employ hand drafting skills from time to time.
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.csn.edu [Source type: Reference]

^ Computer Aided Drafting is used in all phases of the design and manufacturing process, from 2D design and technical drawings to 3D models and prototypes.
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design CADD at Virginia College - Associate Degree Program 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.vc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.3D wireframe is basically an extension of 2D drafting.^ D wireframe is basically an extension of 2D drafting.
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^ Computer Aided Drafting is used in all phases of the design and manufacturing process, from 2D design and technical drawings to 3D models and prototypes.
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design CADD at Virginia College - Associate Degree Program 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.vc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Intuitive 2D drafting application with extensive collection tools which supports automatic creation of 2D views from imported 3D data.  [more] .
  • Business Graphics Software: CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing Software 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.capterra.com [Source type: General]

.Each line has to be manually inserted into the drawing.^ Each line has to be manually inserted into the drawing.
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^ But, it greatly demands manual interpretation, since every line has to be inserted manually.

^ We specialize in transforming manual drawings into computer-generated drawings (fully editable, dimensionally accurate) converted into AutoCAD 2000, Microstation or any other CAD format.
  • CAD Drafting Services, Architectural CAD Drafting Service, CAD Outsourcing, AutoCAD Architectural, Mechanical CAD Outsourcing Services, CAD Drafting Services 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC vmdcadconversion.com [Source type: Reference]

.The final product has no mass properties associated with it and cannot have features directly added to it, such as holes.^ The final product has no mass properties associated with it and cannot have features directly added to it, such as holes.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Students learn how to use constraints and parametrics, and become familiar with mass properties such as mass, moments of inertia, and radii of gyration.
  • South Suburban College | Computer-Aided Design Courses 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.ssc.cc.il.us [Source type: Reference]

.The operator approaches these in a similar fashion to the 2D systems, although many 3D systems allow using the wireframe model to make the final engineering drawing views.^ CAM/CAM SERVICES, 2D drawing , 3D Modeling, Reverse Engineering, Mold Design Services...
  • CAD Drawing, CAD Drawing Manufacturers & Suppliers 11 September 2009 16:016 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: General]

^ The operator approaches these in a similar fashion to the 2D systems, although many 3D systems allow using the wireframe model to make the final engineering drawing views.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Some systems also support stereoscopic glasses for viewing the 3D model.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.3D "dumb" solids (programs incorporating this technology include AutoCAD and Cadkey 19) are created in a way analogous to manipulations of real world objects.^ D "dumb" solids (programs incorporating this technology include AutoCAD and Cadkey 19) are created in a way analogous to manipulations of real world objects.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Creation of real world entities are supported by 3D dumb solids.

^ Basic three-dimensional geometric forms (prisms, cylinders, spheres, and so on) have solid volumes added or subtracted from them, as if assembling or cutting real-world objects.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.Basic three-dimensional geometric forms (prisms, cylinders, spheres, and so on) have solid volumes added or subtracted from them, as if assembling or cutting real-world objects.^ Basic three-dimensional geometric forms (prisms, cylinders, spheres, and so on) have solid volumes added or subtracted from them, as if assembling or cutting real-world objects.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ D Modeling is the process of developing a mathematical, wireframe or multi-faceted surface representation of any three-dimensional object (either inanimate or living) via specialized software.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.team254.com [Source type: General]

^ Creation of real world entities are supported by 3D dumb solids.

.Two-dimensional projected views can easily be generated from the models.^ Two-dimensional projected views can easily be generated from the models.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Draft views are able to be generated easily from the models.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Business Graphics software is computer aided design software (CAD) offering a collaborative way to realize two and three-dimensional models for graphic design, drafting, project specifications and design standards management, visualization and integration with various analytical tools.
  • Business Graphics Software: CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing Software 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.capterra.com [Source type: General]

.Basic 3D solids don't usually include tools to easily allow motion of components, set limits to their motion, or identify interference between components.^ Basic 3D solids don't usually include tools to easily allow motion of components, set limits to their motion, or identify interference between components.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Assemblies usually incorporate tools to represent the motions of components, set their limits, and identify interference.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Use of software to manipulate surfaces, apply functional dimensions and tolerences, and set relative motion between components in complex assemblies is covered in depth.
  • Computer Aided Design/Drafting Courses Offered @ El Camino College 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.elcamino.edu [Source type: Reference]

.3D parametric solid modeling require the operator to use what is referred to as "design intent". The objects and features created are adjustable.^ SolidWorks is a feature based parametric solid modeler used for mechanical design and manufacturing.
  • BCIT : : Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology: Part-time, Associate Certificate 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bcit.ca [Source type: Reference]

^ When design requirements are used this can be called "verification".
  • Revision of 1993 Article on INTELLIGENT COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.cs.wpi.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ When combined with Designer, parametric solid models with free-form surfaces can be created.
  • BCIT : : Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology: Part-time, Associate Certificate 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bcit.ca [Source type: Reference]

.Any future modifications will be simple, difficult, or nearly impossible, depending on how the original part was created.^ Any future modifications will be simple, difficult, or nearly impossible, depending on how the original part was created.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The difficult aspect is understanding how shared memory is created, maintained, evolves, and used and how these activities can be supported.
  • Computer-Aided Participatory Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.eng.tau.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

.One must think of this as being a "perfect world" representation of the component.^ One must think of this as being a "perfect world" representation of the component.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ There are several different types of CAD. Each of these different types of CAD systems require the operator to think differently about how he or she will use them and he or she must design their virtual components in a different manner for each.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.If a feature was intended to be located from the center of the part, the operator needs to locate it from the center of the model, not, perhaps, from a more convenient edge or an arbitrary point, as he could when using "dumb" solids.^ If a feature was intended to be located from the center of the part, the operator needs to locate it from the center of the model, not, perhaps, from a more convenient edge or an arbitrary point, as he could when using "dumb" solids.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ As a general rule, one CAD operator could readily replace at least three to five drafters using traditional methods.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Its solid modeling and surfacing functionalities in a flexible and easy –to-use design environment.
  • Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering, Computer Aided Manufacturing 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC bxindia.intel.com [Source type: Reference]

.Parametric solids require the operator to consider the consequences of his actions carefully.^ Parametric solids require the operator to consider the consequences of his actions carefully.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The 'creep' operation produces the desired effect of applying text onto a free-form surface, however, it typically requires a parametric surface.
  • 2004 Conference Proceedings 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.csun.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Some software packages provide the ability to edit parametric and non-parametric geometry without the need to understand or undo the design intent history of the geometry by use of direct modeling functionality.^ PCAAD 6.0 is a Windowscompatible antenna analysis, modeling, and design software package.

^ PCAAD 6.0 is intended for use by engineers, students, and researchers who need quick solutions to common antenna design and analysis problems.

^ This concentration provides experiences in drafting/design and advanced work in areas like technical freehand drawing, design methodology, model building, residential design, descriptive geometry, technical illustration, and computer-aided drafting.
  • Millersville University - Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.millersville.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This ability may also include the additional ability to infer the correct relationships between selected geometry (e.g., tangency, concentricity) which makes the editing process less time and labor intensive while still freeing the engineer from the burden of understanding the model’s design intent history.^ This includes the ability to free the user from the need to understand the design intent history of a complex intelligent model.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This ability may also include the additional ability to infer the correct relationships between selected geometry (e.g., tangency, concentricity) which makes the editing process less time and labor intensive while still freeing the engineer from the burden of understanding the model’s design intent history.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This concentration provides experiences in drafting/design and advanced work in areas like technical freehand drawing, design methodology, model building, residential design, descriptive geometry, technical illustration, and computer-aided drafting.
  • Millersville University - Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.millersville.edu [Source type: Academic]

.These kind of non history based systems are called Explicit Modellers.^ These kind of non history based systems are called Explicit Modellers.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The first Explicit Modeling system was introduced to the world at the end of 80's by Hewlett-Packard under the name SolidDesigner.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Typical modern parametric feature based modeler and freeform surface systems are built around a number of key C (programming language) modules with their own APIs .
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.The first Explicit Modeling system was introduced to the world at the end of 80's by Hewlett-Packard under the name SolidDesigner.^ The first Explicit Modeling system was introduced to the world at the end of 80's by Hewlett-Packard under the name SolidDesigner.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ CAD systems enable designers to view objects under a wide variety of representations and to test these objects by simulating real-world conditions.
  • Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing Law & Legal Definition 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC definitions.uslegal.com [Source type: Reference]
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) - benefits 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Tuesday after the Eden Prairie-based company announced a deal to develop and manufacture a line of 3D printers for Hewlett-Packard that will carry the HP brand name.
  • Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing and Engineering News - Topix 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

This CAD solution, which released many later versions, is now sold by PTC as "CoCreate Modeling"
.Draft views are able to be generated easily from the models.^ Two-dimensional projected views can easily be generated from the models.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Draft views are able to be generated easily from the models.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Students will be introduced to freehand sketching, multi-view orthographic projection, shape modeling and its applications in computer-aided drafting and design (CADD).
  • Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.austincc.edu [Source type: Reference]

.Assemblies usually incorporate tools to represent the motions of components, set their limits, and identify interference.^ Basic 3D solids don't usually include tools to easily allow motion of components, set limits to their motion, or identify interference between components.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Assemblies usually incorporate tools to represent the motions of components, set their limits, and identify interference.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.The tool kits available for these systems are ever increasing; including 3D piping and injection mold designing packages.^ The tool kits available for these systems are ever increasing; including 3D piping and injection mold designing packages.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ These solution models can now be included in (pointed at) from other models where discussions and annotations about their merit can be attached and communicated to the library designers and other participants.
  • Computer-Aided Participatory Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.eng.tau.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ Traditionally, this job involved hand drawing blueprints and designs, but with the increase in computer-aided design (CAD) systems, almost all design now takes place on computers.

.Mid range software are integrating parametric solids more easily to the end user: integrating more intuitive functions (SketchUp), using the best of both 3D dumb solids and parametric characteristics (VectorWorks), making very real-view scenes in relative few steps (Cinema4D) or offering all-in-one (form•Z).^ Mid range software are integrating parametric solids more easily to the end user: integrating more intuitive functions (SketchUp), using the best of both 3D dumb solids and parametric characteristics (VectorWorks), making very real-view scenes in relative few steps (Cinema4D) or offering all-in-one (form•Z).
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It makes floor plans a real snap--very easy to use.
  • Computer Aided Design - Free Download at Rocket Download 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.rocketdownload.com [Source type: General]
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^ If a feature was intended to be located from the center of the part, the operator needs to locate it from the center of the model, not, perhaps, from a more convenient edge or an arbitrary point, as he could when using "dumb" solids.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.Top end systems offer the capabilities to incorporate more organic, aesthetics and ergonomic features into designs (Catia, GenerativeComponents).^ Top end systems offer the capabilities to incorporate more organic, aesthetics and ergonomic features into designs (Catia, GenerativeComponents).
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Good design, styling balance, aesthetics and ergonomics is just as important as the product’s performance, quality, cost, materials and methods of manufacturing.
  • Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering, Computer Aided Manufacturing 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC bxindia.intel.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Also, Andrews performed initial sizing of system components then developed Computer Aided Design ( CAD ) models and physically integrating them into the airframe.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Models Results Product Details 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.zibb.com [Source type: Academic]

.Freeform surface modelling is often combined with solids to allow the designer to create products that fit the human form and visual requirements as well as they interface with the machine.^ Freeform surface modelling is often combined with solids to allow the designer to create products that fit the human form and visual requirements as well as they interface with the machine.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The rendering of 3D surface and solid models is an effective way to visualize and communicate designs.
  • BCIT : : Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology: Part-time, Associate Certificate 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bcit.ca [Source type: Reference]

^ When combined with Designer, parametric solid models with free-form surfaces can be created.
  • BCIT : : Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology: Part-time, Associate Certificate 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bcit.ca [Source type: Reference]

The Effects of CAD

.Started in the late 1980s, the development of readily affordable Computer-Aided Design programs that could be run on personal computers began a trend of massive downsizing in drafting departments in many small to mid-size companies.^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
  • Computer Aided Design - Free Download at Rocket Download 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.rocketdownload.com [Source type: General]

^ Computer-aided drafting/design - San Diego 6 .
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^ Computer Aided Drafting Technology Computer - aided ...
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD Technology Search Results - FindTech 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.findtech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a general rule, one CAD operator could readily replace at least three to five drafters using traditional methods.^ As a general rule, one CAD operator could readily replace at least three to five drafters using traditional methods.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ If a feature was intended to be located from the center of the part, the operator needs to locate it from the center of the model, not, perhaps, from a more convenient edge or an arbitrary point, as he could when using "dumb" solids.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ GD&T GD&T, also refered to as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, is a symbolic language used on engineering drawings and computer generated three-dimensional solid models (CAD) for explicitly describing nominal geometry and its allowable variation.
  • Principles and terminology of computer-aided design - Wikiversity 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: Reference]

.July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Additionally, many engineers began to do their own drafting work, further eliminating the need for traditional drafting departments.^ This article needs additional citations for verification.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Additionally, many engineers began to do their own drafting work, further eliminating the need for traditional drafting departments.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Starting in the late 1980s, the development of readily affordable Computer-Aided Design programs that could be run on personal computers began a trend of massive downsizing in drafting departments in many small to mid-size companies.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.This trend mirrored that of the elimination of many office jobs traditionally performed by a secretary as word processors, spreadsheets, databases, etc.^ This trend mirrored that of the elimination of many office jobs traditionally performed by a secretary as word processors, spreadsheets, databases , etc.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

became standard software packages that "everyone" was expected to learn.
.Another consequence had been that since the latest advances were often quite expensive, small and even mid-size firms often could not compete against large firms who could use their computational edge for competitive purposes.^ White Papers The various computer - aided systems in many Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) work independently at present.
  • computer aided design Content at ZDNet UK 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.zdnet.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The same model and computer programs were then used for selection of the materials and the sizing of the cap areas and web thicknesses for the other wing components.
  • Computer-Aided Materials Selection During Structural Design 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.nap.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ As the price of computers continued to decline and their processing power improved, the use of CAD/CAM broadened from large firms using large-scale mass production techniques to firms of all sizes.
  • Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing Law & Legal Definition 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC definitions.uslegal.com [Source type: Reference]

.July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Today, however, hardware and software costs have come down.^ Today, however, hardware and software costs have come down.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Computer Aided Design Solutions White Papers, Computer Aided Design Solutions Software, Computer Aided Design Solutions Research, Hardware and Services - KnowledgeStorm .
  • Computer Aided Design Solutions White Papers, Computer Aided Design Solutions Software, Computer Aided Design Solutions Research, Hardware and Services - KnowledgeStorm 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.knowledgestorm.com [Source type: Academic]

.Even high-end packages work on less expensive platforms and some even support multiple platforms.^ Even high-end packages work on less expensive platforms and some even support multiple platforms.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Faster and more elaborate systems may be run on Unix and other platforms, but these tend to be more expensive and less widely supported.
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) - benefits 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: Reference]

^ However, some CAD systems can do graphically and computationally expensive tasks, so good graphics card, high speed (and possibly multiple) CPUs and large amounts of RAM are recommended.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

.The costs associated with CAD implementation now are more heavily weighted to the costs of training in the use of these high level tools, the cost of integrating a CAD/CAM/CAE PLM using enterprise across multi-CAD and multi-platform environments and the costs of modifying design work flows to exploit the full advantage of CAD tools.^ CAD/CAM/CAE software .
  • The World Wide Web Virtual Library: CAD 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.caddprimer.com [Source type: General]

^ In the PLM process engineers use different CAD/CAE/CAM tools.
  • Principles and terminology of computer-aided design - Wikiversity 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC en.wikiversity.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Fully integrated CAD/CAM/CAE system designed and developed for the tooling and mold industry.  [more] .
  • Business Graphics Software: CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing Software 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.capterra.com [Source type: General]

.CAD vendors have effectively lowered these training costs.^ Reliable and cost-effective CAD solution!
  • Business Graphics Software: CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing Software 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.capterra.com [Source type: General]

^ CAD vendors have effectively lowered these training costs.
  • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The broad range of experiences and knowledge we have provides us with an opportunity to help our customers transform their businesses - and all of these at cost effective prices.
  • Mechanical Design Services , Computer Aided manufacturing , Tool Designing 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC infotech-enterprises.com [Source type: Academic]

These methods can be split into three categories:
.
  1. Improved and simplified user interfaces.^ Improved and simplified user interfaces.
    • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

    .This includes the availability of “role” specific tailorable user interfaces through which commands are presented to users in a form appropriate to their function and expertise.
  2. Enhancements to application software.^ This includes the availability of “role” specific tailorable user interfaces through which commands are presented to users in a form appropriate to their function and expertise.
    • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Enhancements to application software.
    • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Includes AutoLISP programming concepts, development of applications in parameterized drawings, user defined commands, and interfacing with the drawing file database.
    • BCIT : : Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology: Part-time, Associate Certificate 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.bcit.ca [Source type: Reference]

    .One such example is improved design-in-context, through the ability to model/edit a design component from within the context of a large, even multi-CAD, active digital mockup.
  3. User oriented modeling options.^ User oriented modeling options.
    • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ One such example is improved design-in-context, through the ability to model/edit a design component from within the context of a large, even multi-CAD, active digital mockup.
    • Computer-aided design - Wiki.gis.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC wiki.gis.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ It involves taking of virtual designs through CAD (computer-aided design) or Animation Modeling software, transforming them into virtual, thin, and horizontal cross sections, and then creating every cross-section in the physical space, 1 by 1 till the model gets completed.
    • Computer Aided Design - CAD - Prototype Zone | Rapid Prototyping | Invention Prototype 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.prototypezone.com [Source type: Reference]

    This includes the ability to free the user from the need to understand the design intent history of a complex intelligent model.

Product lifecycle

Computer-Aided Design is one part of the whole Digital Product Development (DPD) activity within the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process, and as such is used together with other tools, which are either integrated modules or stand-alone products, such as:

See also

References

  1. ^ Farin, G.: A History of Curves and Surfaces in CAGD, Handbook of Computer Aided Geometric Design
  2. ^ H. Pottmann, S. Brell-Cokcan, and J. Wallner:Discrete surfaces for architectural design

External links

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  • Computer Aided Geometric Design
  • Oral history interview with Carl Machover, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota.^ Knowledge Engineering in Computer-Aided Design, North-Holland, 1985.
    • Revision of 1993 Article on INTELLIGENT COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.cs.wpi.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ CAD 231 - Computer Aided Drafting I Teaches computer aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components and operate a typical CAD system.
    • Virginia's Community Colleges: Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC courses.vccs.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Conservation Agency Battles Erosion, Preserves Wetlands with Computer-Aided Design Tools .
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    .Machover is a computer graphics pioneer and president of Machover Associates, a computer graphics consultancy founded in 1976. Formation of Information Displays, Inc.^ Enters specified commands into computer, to retrieve design information from file and display design on CAD equipment display screen.
    • Design Technician Computer-Aided Salary - CBsalary.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.cbsalary.com [Source type: General]
    • Design Technician Computer-Aided salary survey data 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.salaryexpert.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Students will complete classes in computer graphics,… Additional Information » .
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    ^ Salary Search: CAD/CAM Administrator salaries in Dayton, OH More information about Russ Hadick & Associates, Inc.
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    .(IDI) and creation of stand-alone computer-aided design (CAD) platform the IDIIOM (IDI Input-Output Machine).^ Software related to "Computer Aided Design" .
    • Computer Aided Design - Free Download at Rocket Download 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.rocketdownload.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A system for computer aided design in architecture.
    • Computer Aided Architectural Design (1993) 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.dmst.aueb.gr [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Includes computer-aided design (CAD), rapid prototyping and prototype casting.
    • Computer Aided Design: Providers and Solutions | Business.com 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

    Comments on TV scan versus vector scan, the relative merits of color and 3D information displays, potential health problems related to flickering display and jitter, and the adoption of CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and ACM's SIGGRAPH CORE graphics standard in the 1970s.

Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

.Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of a wide range of computer-based tools that assist engineers, architects and other design professionals in their design activities (Wikipedia).^ Autodesk AutoCAD 2010 Autodesk AutoCAD, is the world s most widely used Computer Aided Design (CAD) package […] .
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^ Computer Aided Design , CAD , modelling .
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