Precision is very important in the construction industry to prevent accidents. CAD design creates digital models that allow for a precise and controlled view of an object before it is sent for manufacturing.
This image construction and manipulation software provide benefits that can be seen during the design and production processes. Other benefits become more apparent with the increasing quality of the product, better design control, and overall client satisfaction.
Improves the Initial Drawing
Manual drawings involve drawing tools like pencils, compasses, parallel rules, and other specific items. Every part of the drawing or blueprint has to be done manually, which turns repetitive and might cause a human error. With CAD design you can use a wide variety of drawing tools that accurately create circles, lines, and other precise lines. It allows for easy moving, copying, and rotating of objects, without compromising their drawing precision.
You can also be more accurate with CAD, ensuring correctly sized and aligned objects. You can easily snap them in place by specifying exact coordinates; by indicating a point along an X and a Y axis, or a distance or an angle, you can snap to locations on existing objects. With manually drawing this process would be time consuming and could produce errors easily.
Saves Time and Money
3D modelling provides you with the ability to test the stress factors of a building before construction, which saves time and money, and can potentially prevent big catastrophes from happening. By seeing the model before the end result, you can run simulations that test and measure vibrations in central structural components.
You are able to identify any possible weak points ahead of time which would cause serious issues, before you have to pay for them. It is also possible to print model prototypes in a quick and easy way, which diminishes costs immensely.
CAD simplifies erasing and redrawing objects. 3D CAD improves control over designs, with zooming and rotating options in every angle. You can analyse every component separately to ensure the overall design is precise. If it needs to be redrawn or if changes need to be made, it is easy to remove one of those components and modify it by itself without compromising the entire design.
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CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design, which combines hardware and software that aids in the design of every needed object. It requires high-quality graphics and a mouse, a light pen, a special printer, and a digital tablet for drawing design specifications.
They allow for various levels of image manipulation that make the drawing easier to finish; by clicking a button you can zoom in and out, change the angles, and have a complete view of your modelled object. Here at Excel Modular we provide customised containers that can be adapted to your specific requirements; CAD allows for a 3D preview of your container, ensuring that it meets your needs.
Types of CAD Design
Computer-aided design can be separated into two different types: 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimentional, each answering different needs, but both producing the required design that can be printed in professional printers.
2-Dimensional CAD is layout design software, usually applied to vector-based layouts. It was developed in the early 1970s and it forged the way for CAD software. Engineering companies needed software that would help with repetitive drawing requirements, and 2D CAD’s use of basic shapes like rectangles, lines, circles, and triangles assisted in making the drawings.
It is often used for overhead views of blueprints and floor plants, with vector graphics that can be scaled to the necessary sizes. It also contains sketches and mock-ups commonly used in the first stages of the design process.
With advances in technology, 3D CAD followed the previous 2D version. It is suitable for more advanced computers with better graphic displays, and as such it became popular software for designers. It allows for images to be created and manipulated in all three axes: X, Y, and Z. With 3D CAD you can view isometrics and perspectives from any angle, with the use of its enhanced visual ability.
This more advanced software can be used to create complex shapes, capable of being rotated and enlarged. The initial shape of the object is built, and the colours and gradients can be added after.
This software can be classified in three other different models:
These models are very realistic, joining 3D surfaces to put together images. Because there is no background to the images, they have a clearer surface that makes for an easier manipulation.
These useful models add density, volume, and weight to designs to make them closer to physical objects. This property of solid models makes them useful in engineering designs.
These less popular models generate skeleton models of images with lines and arcs; the wire-like appearance and the visible background give them their name of wire-frame models.
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