Advantages of CAD - Computer Aided Design for Engineering excellence!
Modern CAD tools such as AutoCAD, Revit, Microstation and Tekla has changed the
way engineers prepare drawings and documents for any given project. Computer
Aided Design or CAD tools are widely popular across construction, manufacturing and
production industries. CAD design offers many benefits as compared to conventional
Automatic update of drawings, shared platform across various trades, electronic
transfer of data and quicker turn around time are some of the major advantages that
a CAD system offers to project manager along with saving time and money.
Major advantages of CAD design system includes following:
3D Modeling: In case of manual drafting it is difficult to produce 3D models and is
very time-consuming job. 3D CAD system comes with excellent modules to
create and analyze 3D models easily and efficiently.
Easy Reproduction: With manual drafting drafters take many days to complete a
drawing and reproduction means produce drawing from the beginning. However,
in case of CAD drafting, you can regenerate the drawing with quicker turnaround
time and create as many copies as you require.
Computer Aided Design: CAD systems use 3D geometry as input. The system can
replicate the loading conditions and present whether the structure can sustain the
real loading conditions or not. This feature is unavailable with manual drawings.
Automatic Simulation: The 3D CAD geometry can be utilized to simulate real-time
mechanism, thus you can control the functionality of a machine without
generating in prototype building. Manual drawings cannot perform such
Electronic Database: The CAD drawing files can be digitally stored on FTP server.
Once created, the CAD documents can be accessed through internet or shared
Higher efficiency: Since project specifications and CAD models are logically
connected, a change in model is implicitly reflected into the drawing
automatically. The drawings prepared using manual drafting process do not have
such measures resulting in less efficiency.
Savings in cost: Manual drawing process may require hundreds of papers, but
with CAD each drawing is modified, stored and used electronically saving time
Access Control: With CAD systems it is possible to restrict some users from
accessing critical project information and drawings. You can easily share or
restrict users from accessing such drawings and can also define access levels for
each CAD documents. Such features can not be realized in case of manual
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