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Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design (CAD), also referred to as Computer Aided Drafting, refers to the use of computer software to create 2D or 3D drawings and models. CAD software allows the user to define proper object dimensions, create assembly models, and export information necessary for manufacturing and inspection processes. There are many different CAD software suppliers worldwide, with a wide variety of software capabilities and customization options.