A cad system is a combination of hardware and software that enables engineers
and architects to design everything from furniture to airplanes. In edition to the
software, CAD system requires;
Initially, CAD systems were simply electronic drawing boards and were more commonly called computer-aided drafting system because they only automated the drafting stage of a products design. Nowadays, cad is capable of automating most of, if not entire, design process and this can truncate design times, which will translate to lower costs, better quality and bolstered product performance.
There are two main categories of CAD -2D cad and 3D cad systems. Two- dimensional cad systems are usually little more then electronic drawing boards, providing different views of the product in various 2D planes.
Wire frame molding shows the part shape using interconnected line elements. Surfaces molding meanwhile, depicts the outside part geometry and in so doing. Soiled molding which is the most sophisticated form of 3D molding.
A CAM system uses CAD-generated data to create the code needed to operate a CNC machine. CAM software facilitates the programming of machine tools. It lets users define part geometry and set machining strategies, create and
Process-oriented CAM systems are geared towards the process part of manufacturing engineering, which includes the effective use of tooling and machine operations, advantageous tool changes and management of complex process.
CAD/CAM is a term, which means computer-aided design and computer-
aided manufacturing. It is the technology concerned with the use of computer to
perform certain function in design and production. This technology is moving in the
direction of greater integration of design and manufacturing.
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\ue000Design review and evaluation.
\ue000Parts classification and coding.
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