Although I have not used CAD since I was in high school about 20 years ago, I remember that there are tons of benefits of CAD software. It looks like it has come a long way since then though. It can be used to design 2D drawings and 3D models with precise measurements. Many industries utilize CAD every single day, including engineering, industrial design, architecture, and product design.
CAD software allows designers to increase productivity with lower production costs, work faster and smarter, and ultimately leads to quicker project completion while keeping teams smaller. The designer no longer must completely start over just because they make one mistake. On the same note, if the design does not function as expected, they can simply alter it instead of starting over. CAD drawings can also be clearer and easier to read than traditional pencil and paper drawings.
CAD software can also produce aesthetically pleasing models that can be used by other departments, including marketing and sales, without spending money on a prototype. This software also makes it easy to share work between team members and view design history for collaborating, there is even cloud-based software that is increasingly popular so work can be accomplished anywhere with a network connection. Based on my research, CAD software has a lot of new features that I am excited to learn about.
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