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#Trending_CAD -- 3D Modeling and 2D Drafting

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 03:27 PM

#Trending_CAD – 3D Modeling and 2D Drafting

3D CAD Modeling and Simulation have changed architecture, engineering and design in ways that were unheard of even ten years ago, making such events as the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010 possible; and bringing sustainability into construction.   So where does this leave 2D Drafting?  Has it become the orphan child that’s no longer used or needed?

According to Business Advantage, 3D modeling is a core growth area, with usage is expected to grow to 81% over the next several years.  Usage is particularly high in manufacturing, government and education, while lower in the slow-to-adapt construction market.  Despite this growth, 2D Drafting is a core and stable CAD activity, with similar levels of current usage across industry sectors.  Usage will grow as economies expand, but the growth will be slower than the growth of 3D CAD.

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CAD/CAM Drafting Help

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Jul 02, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

As computer aided design and manufacturing improves year after year, there are many new technologies to take advantage of.  As a manufacturer, designer, architect or other professional, the best design differentiates your firm and product from everything else on the market.  For that reason, many more professionals are obtaining drafting help to acquire the most expert design possible.

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CAD Drafting Tutorials

Posted by Blog Tipster on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 01:28 PM

Drafting is hard.  Unless you have had related education in your past, it's most likely not something you're good at.  Sometimes, however, a little drafting knowledge is necessary for minor design projects.  If you're in this situation, you're in luck!  Tutorials exist to help teach people how to draft, as well as how to operate CAD software, and they're all online.  This  makes it easy to gain the knowledge you need to take on a small design project yourself.  If you need some drafting help, check out some of these online tutorials.

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How a CAD Drafting Service Can Help Your Business

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

How a CAD Drafting Service Can Help Your Business

What Does a CAD Drafting Service do? 

Experienced computer-aided design (CAD) technicians are in high demand in a variety of industries, but not every industry has enough CAD professionals on staff to produce their own drawings;  or, the personnel that they have on staff lack sufficient CAD expertise to take the business to the next level.  This is especially true with smaller firms, who often rely entirely on consultants to produce their drawings.  Even much larger companies hire independent CAD consultants from time to time to assist with large projects and help meet deadlines. This is precisely where a CAD Drafting Service can help.

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Is Your CAD Drafting Service Helping or Hindering?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

Is Your CAD Drafting Service Helping or Hindering?

Today’s design world is highly competitive.  Every company is looking for ways to cut costs and improve their processes and workflow.  Outsourcing is a logical step to take, but how do you ensure that your product design ideas are drafted correctly, the first time, every time?  Choosing a run-of-the-mill CAD drafting service can cause you to pay a high price for inferior CAD drafting services.  It’s better to choose wisely and get it right the first time.  But how to choose wisely? 

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The Evolution of CAD Drafting

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

The Evolution of CAD Drafting

CAD Drafting – The Beginning

CAD drafting, aided by Computer Aided Design (CAD) software programs has its origin in work begun back in the 1960’s. Back in 1960, interactive computer graphics was an unlikely idea more in keeping with science fiction than reality.  This was the period when computer operators used stacks of pre-punched cards that were read by computers like the Whirlwind at MIT. The Whirlwind weighed 250 tons, powered 12,500 vacuum tubes, and filled a two-story house.

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CAD Drafting Basics

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 03:35 PM

CAD Drafting Basics

Overview

CAD (Computer Aided Design) refers to software systems that are used in the drafting, creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.   As opposed to hand drafting, CAD drafting increases productivity, improves design quality and design communications.   CAD drafting is used for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), as well as machining and manufacturing. 

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CAD Drafting Trends in Engineering

Posted by Diane Mitol on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 02:13 PM

CAD Drafting Trends in Engineering

Overview

When CAD Drafting is used for Engineering projects, it is often referred to as CAE (Computer Aided Engineering).  CAE software includes typical CAD drafting tools, but may also encompass computer-aided analysis (CAA), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), material requirements planning (MRP), and computer-aided planning (CAP).  Many people use the terms, CAD, CAE and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) more or less interchangeably, but they really do each refer to very specific functions of CAD drafting and design.

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CAD Drafting – Changes in 2D and 3D Design

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

CAD Drafting – Changes in 2D and 3D Design

CAD, or computer aided design has been around since the 1980’s. 

The early versions of CAD were all 2D CAD.  These programs become popular quickly because of their affordability and their ability to run on personal computers.  More importantly CAD programs enabled engineers to do their own drafting work as part of the design process.  This elimination of drafting personnel was a first step in reducing design overhead, in both  financial cost and time cost.

Today’s CAD software packages may focus on the traditional 2D drafting systems (vector drafting) or they may be 3D design systems which deal in solid and surface models.  Some modern CAD packages even allow rotations in three dimensions, allowing viewing of a designed object from any angle.  Some modern CAD software is capable of dynamic mathematical modeling, in which case it may be marketed as CADD , which stands for computer-aided design and drafting.

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Tags: 2D to 3D CAD, 2D Design, 3D Design, CAD Drafting