What is “CAD”

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software is used by engineers, architects, drafters, artist and others to create precision drawings or technical illustrations.  CAD software can be used to create 2 dimensional drawings from 3 dimensional models.

CAD has become widely used to produce computer animation for special effects in movies, advertising, and technical manuals; often called digital content creation (DCC).   

Computer-Aided-Design and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 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 tool extensively used in many applications including but not limited to, Automotive, Shipbuilding, Aerospace, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more industries.  CAD has also been a major driving force for research-how?

The GET-IT program exposes students to the following software platforms:

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