What is “CAD”

CAD (computer-aided design)

CAD (computer-aided design) software is used by engineers, architects, drafters, artists, and others to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can be used to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings from three-dimensional (3-D) models.

CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) is software used to design every product you see today from small computer chips to large scale cruise ships.

CAD is an important computer graphic extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more. CAD has been a major driving force for research.

CAD is also widely used to produce computer animation for special effects in movies, advertising and technical manuals, often called DCC digital content creation.

The software’s the GET-IT Program uses to train its students are the following:

  • Dassault Systems
    • Catia V5/ V6®
    • Solidworks 2015®
  • PTC Pro Engineer Creo®
  • AutoDesk Fusion 360®
  • LEGO WeDo®