Computer-aided design

Computer-aided design (CAD) is when a computer system is used to create or modify a design such as:

  • the layout of a kitchen
  • the design of a building
  • the design of cars and other vehicles
  • the design of consumer products
  • the design of clothes and textiles

CAD can be used to simulate a design in a 3D environment allowing the designer to have an idea of how the finished product will look.

This will lead to more accurate design processes, meaning less wastage. Amendments can be made to designs without having to redo drawings or rebuild prototypes. This saves the developers time.

A designed using computer-aided design
Computer-aided design (CAD) makes design more accurate and efficient.