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CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design by Douglas Bryden

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What is computer-aided design?

Computer-aided design (CAD) refers to the process of using computers and specialist software to create virtual three-dimensional models and two-dimensional drawings of products. Various different types of CAD software have been developed for use across a range of applications and industries. By using the computer in conjunction with paper and modelling by hand, product designers are able to develop their ideas more quickly, explore alternatives and, in conjunction with rapid prototyping, create accurate product prototypes.

What is computer-aided design used for?

CAD allows designers to explore multiple concepts in ...

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