CAD: Do you want to learn computer-aided design?

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Computers are an invaluable design tool. Engineers and technical designers, as well as all kinds of manufacturing specialists use computer-aided design, or CAD. CAD systems can improve design and productivity. From the conception to the completion of projects, you will find computers as well as computer-aided design programmes.

Many different industries use computer-aided design. These include the automotive and shipbuilding, as well as aerospace industries. Industrial and architectural designers and engineers use also CAD, as do animators and special effects designers.

Due to it’s many uses, CAD is a major driving force for research in computational geometry and computer graphics, as well as discrete differential geometry.

What CAD Package?

AutoCAD by AutoDesk

This is a general-purpose package.

Inventor by AutoDesk

Inventor creates 3D digital prototypes for the design, visualization and simulation of products.

SolidWorks byDassaultSystèmes

SolidWorks is the industry standard for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Professionals in the mechanical and electronics manufacturing sectors also use SolidWorks.

CATIA (computer aided three-dimensional interactive application) by DassaultSystèmes

CATIA is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, as well as computer-aided engineering.

Boeing began to use CATIA in the 1980s. As a result, it is the industry standard package for aviation, automotive, and shipbuilding. In addition, renewable energy industries such as wind turbine manufacturers also use CATIA.

Find a course

You will find computer-aided design courses here:





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Anne Sexton

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