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Although CAD (Computer Aided Design) is a development of the last 10 or 15 years, it has now become essential in the world of design and particularly architecture. It is the use of computer technology for the process of design, design documentation and building images. CAD is computer software that has revolutionised drawing on computers, taking it from 2D to 3D. CAD technicians or visualisers work to design and create structures or products using CAD software.
CAD has streamlined design and made a standard form in which the industry is expected to work in. CAD has also proved to be faster and more efficient than traditional architectural design methods. Clearly the technicians are the best at CAD drawings and it is them that have helped make it such a vital instrument in the world of design and architecture.
CAD is used in many professions now but it is at its best when working hand in hand with industry based software and areas of business that demand its unique approach. These are construction, architecture and manufacturing.
CAD and the technicians have maximised the potential of its capabilities. The drawings are extremely complex and include all the information that will be needed further down the process. These include materials, processes, dimensions, tolerances and the 3D aspect which allows all involved to gain a clear understanding of what the completed project will look like.
It is worth bearing in mind that CAD is the primary tool for special effects in product design, manufacturing, film and enhanced photography. A technician is by no means merely limited to the world of architecture.