Computer Aided Design
An overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD).
The aim of CAD is to apply computers to both the modeling and communication of designs. There have been two different approaches - which are often used together - namely:
· at a basic level, to use computers to automate or assist in such tasks as the production of drawings or diagrams and the generation of lists of parts in a design;
· at a more
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analysis or manufacture; utilities: a `catch-all' term for parts of the software that do not directly affect the design model, but modify the operation of the system in some way (for example, to select the colors to be used for display, or the units to be used for construction of a drawing).
These features may be provided by multiple programs operating on a common database, or by a single program encompassing all of the elements.