What is CAD design?
Firstly let’s ask the question what is CAD design?
CAD is an acronym that stand for computer aided design. CAD is used in all disciplines of design, from consumer products to architects. It refers to the stage of the product design process which is done entirely on the computer using 3D modelling software. This allows the designer to create a 3D model of the proposed product design to enable clients to view the proposed design in a 3D form on screen.
With 3D CAD, you can share, review, simulate, and modify designs easily (most of the time!) allowing a smooth transition and work flow from the design development stage to a more refined product.
3D CAD can also be used to create photorealistic renderings. These renderings can be used for promotional videos, fundraising and advertising. In fact, a lot of large brands use computer renderings on websites instead of photographs because the lighting and material textures are much easier to edit than the real products.
From CAD to prototype
From a computer generated 3D CAD model 3D prints, or other forms of prototypes can be formed.
A 3D CAD model is usually the exact same size and shape that the real world product would be, allowing the prototype production to happen easily. This helps communicate scale, form, and feel to clients quickly and in a cost effective manner.