This section provides an overview for drawing software as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 8 drawing software manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Drawing software (CAD software: Computer Aided Design Software) is a tool that uses a computer program to create various types of design drawings that were previously created using paper, pencil, eraser, drafting board, and ruler.
The advantages of Computer Aided Design Software include the basic components necessary to create drawings and a mechanism to support drawing, as well as the ability to manage the finished drawings as electronic data without taking up too much space. This makes it possible to create drawings efficiently and accurately, as opposed to the conventional paper and pencil method.
Basically, a tool that designs an object in two dimensions (manages internal data as two-dimensional data) is called 2D CAD, while a tool that designs in three dimensions (manages internal data as three-dimensional data) is called 3D CAD.
Thus, it is a very effective tool for designers because it allows them to use the time they used to spend on creating drawings to study design concepts and ideas.
CAD software is used in product development, for example, for designing, designing, and generating data for 3D printers.
In design, CAD software is used to create 2D or 3D design drawings. It is also used to design the individual parts that make up a product, or in the case of electrical products, the circuitry.
In design, for example, designers often draw hand-drawn image sketches when designing a car, but by using 3D CAD to represent a car design, it is possible to more accurately convey the design image. Furthermore, the design created by 3D CAD has the advantage that it can be viewed from any angle or direction.
By using the data generated by 3D CAD, it is possible to create a prototype of the actual size or a reduced or enlarged size by importing this data into a 3D printer.
Basically, CAD software runs as application software on a PC. Therefore, if the software is used for business purposes and the scale of the object to be designed is large, the data to be handled will also be large, and a PC with the highest possible processing power should be used.
The following is a summary of CAD software used in each technical field.
There are various types of CAD software for mechanical design, electrical design, architectural design, and so on, depending on the application. What these CAD software programs have in common is that they all have a wide variety of functions. Probably no one, not even professionals in their respective fields, can master all of the functions. That is how broad and deep the functions of CAD software are.
In such a situation, beginners may be at a loss as to how to learn. Some people may be stupefied in front of the many functions. However, the answer to what a CAD software beginner should do is simple. The answer is simple: "Get used to it rather than learn it. Even if you understand all the functions in the CAD software, it does not mean that you will be able to use them. You will not be able to judge whether or not it is better to use a certain function in a certain situation. Beginners of CAD software should be conscious of accumulating experiential knowledge within themselves by working with CAD software as much as possible.
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