computer-aided design

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computer-aided design (CAD),

n the use of computers to assist a draftsman, architect, or artist in the creation of drawing, illustration, or other visual art. Along with this is computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturer (CAD-CAM).
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This includes support for engineering and design data, such as 2D & 3D computer aided design files, images, presentations, specifications, and other allied documents.
A TEESSIDE software firm that integrates 3D computer aided design with data that can help make businesses more efficient is on the verge of exporting its products to the Far East and South America.
developers of interactive viewing technology and the leading 3D computer aided design review solution, has announced support for Autodesk(R) Architectural Desktop 2006, next generation AutoCAD(R)-based building design and documentation software from Autodesk, Inc.
One of China's most prestigious universities is implementing 500 licenses of SolidWorks([R]) 3D computer aided design (CAD) and COSMOS([R]) design validation software to accelerate the popularity of design technology in the country's engineering sector, SolidWorks Corporation announced today.