CAD, or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), is the use of computer technology for design and design documentation. CAD software replaces manual drafting with an automated process.If you work in the architecture, MEP or structural engineering fields, you have probably used 2D or 3D CAD programmes. These programmes can help you to explore design ideas, visualise concepts through photorealistic renderings and simulate how a design will perform in the real world. AutoCAD software was the first CAD programme and it is still the most widely used CAD application.

CAD software for mechanical design uses either vector-based graphics to depict the objects of traditional drafting, or may also produce raster graphics showing the overall appearance of designed objects. However, it involves more than just shapes. As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD must convey information, such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions.

CAD may be used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional (2D) space; or curves, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional (3D) space. CAD is an important industrial art extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more. CAD is also widely used to produce computer animation for special effects in movies, advertising and technical manuals, often called DCC digital content creation. The modern ubiquity and power of computers means that even perfume bottles and shampoo dispensers are designed using techniques unheard of by engineers of the 1960s. Because of its enormous economic importance, CAD has been a major driving force for research in computational geometry, computer graphics (both hardware and software), and discrete differential geometry.

Course Contents The 3DTraining programs are unique because they are entirely production based to help participants gain the experience required to enhance their marketability

Our programs are ideal for:
• Intermediate-level AutoCAD users looking to improve their current skills and portfolio.
• Beginners looking to explore new career options in the building industry.
• Those who are looking to prepare for Autodesk Certification.
At 3DTraining participants learn the software by working on diverse projects and creating high-quality construction documents. At the end of each project, participants also learn how to create 3D renderings for client presentations using some of the new 3D features included with the latest version of AutoCAD.