Why Is Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) So Useful?

Computer aided drawing (CAD) is a staple of modern engineering and design. It allows people from a range of fields to create and edit incredibly accurate models or designs to be used in manufacturing processes such as CNC laser cutting. Before CAD, much of this design needed to be performed with pen and paper drawings, which massively increased the time spent and potential for error.

There are many great advantages of computer aided drawing (CAD):

  • Tremendously increased accuracy, being able to input exact measurements and avoid human error in the drawing. This produce much better quality CNC laser cutting
  • Ease of alteration as elements can be modified, lengths changed and even entire segments removed with a few clicks.
  • Simple collaboration with many programs allowing multiple editors and viewers with cloud base storage for access to detailed designs, even on-site.
  • Modern computer aided drawing (CAD) programs can model interacting materials and electrical or plumbing systems to ensure realism. They can also optimize material usage to save on costs.

There are many options for computer aided drawing (CAD) software. The most commonly used are AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Creo. All of these options have a diverse list of features and can model very complex designs and systems. Fx Plastics is an Australian leader is CAD modeling for precise and high-quality CNC laser cutting. We can design parts to your specification or use your compatible CAD files to fabricate products, contact us for more information.

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