CHAPTER15

Introduction to CAD

In This Chapter

  • How CAD differs from other kinds of 3D modeling
  • Common CAD modeling and sketching commands
  • Why units and scale are important in CAD

Computer-aided design (CAD) is how virtually all new products are designed these days. CAD software is used to create 3D models of the parts of a product, which can be used to make every step of the development and production process more efficient. Over the past 30 years or so, CAD has literally revolutionized product design and development.

To really take full advantage of 3D printing, you’ll want to learn 3D CAD modeling. It’s not an easy skill to learn, but it’s ...

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