Day: February 18, 2016

CAD software

CAD software

CAD software 02/18/16

 

In my humble opinion, CAD software is one of the single greatest inventions created by the human species. CAD is short for Computer Aided Design, and this software allows for humans to accomplish one very important goal, the geometric design of Engineering systems. For all of human history, humans were limited to simple 2-dimensional sketches which required abstract visualization and therefore was more taxing on the brain. CAD software, however, allows a user to edit a 3-D model of an object with a repertory of different tools, Which consequently allows Engineers to be more free form and dynamic in image generation. One starts by making a 2-dimensional “sketch” and then protruding to create a 3-dimensional image.One can also sweep and revolve an sketch for other forms of 3-dimensional manipulation. CAD software really brings out the creative side of Engineering in designing parts and tools for use. CAD software also lets users simulate stresses to test ut different parts of an element.