Tuesday, 18 July 2017

What is AutoCAD actually Used for?

If you are currently reading this article, I guess it will not be far-fetched to say that this maybe one of the first times you ever heard the word AutoCAD. It also means that you may be interested in design and what computer aided design software brings to the table. Whatever your reasons are, I invite you to treat this article as an introduction on AutoCAD and its vast uses in the professional world of digital designing.

What is AutoCAD?

During the 1980’s, a group of engineers interested in simplifying how draftsmen, architects and engineers approach drawing projects, brain-stormed and came up with the idea of refining the difficult CAD processes that were popular in the 70’s. To do this, internal graphics controllers were inbuilt into microcomputers which allowed designers simply draw diagrams at the front end while internal graphic controllers replicated these diagrams from the back end. And in the following decades, this innovative process would revolutionize the world of designs.

In simple words, AutoCAD is a commercial software application used to draft 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional models with the aid of a computer. Although this description provides an all-encompassing explanation of what AutoCAD is used for, it does not break down its uses into the specialized units the software is known for. Therefore, I shall outline 5 practical ways in which the CAD software can be made used of.