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Computer Aided Design Guide for Architecture, Engineering and Construction by Timothy Onyenobi, Angela Lee, Song Wu, Ghassan Aouad

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Chapter 1

Introduction to CAD forthe AEC/FM industry

1.1 Introduction

Why do some organisations adopt/universities teach a particular design application? Why do others use/teach different applications? What are the differences between them? Why do you use particular software applications for different purposes? Which is the right one to use?

If these questions have played on your mind, then this book is for you. Without advocating particular proprietary software packages, this book will describe the concept of computer-aided design (CAD) and help to define the purpose and scope of the colossal number of CAD systems available in the marketplace that are applicable for the architectural, engineering, construction and facilities management (AEC/FM) ...

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