Computer-aided design facts for kids
Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer software to help create, change, analyse or optimize designs. It is meant to help the designer create better quality, more precise, and neater designs. It also helps improve communication of the design by creating documentation for it as well as a database for manufacturing. CAD is used in many places such as architecture and product design.
Advantages and disadvantages
|Creates a better design||Takes longer to produce the design|
|Creates a more precise design||Costs more than doing it by hand|
|Creates a neater design||Need to train people to use it|
- 3D Wire-frame modeling
- Parametric modeling
- Direct or explicit modeling
Examples where CAD is used
- Product design
- Shop/building design
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