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CAD (computer-aided design) is used in almost every industry, in projects as wide-ranging as landscape design, bridge construction, office building design and film animation. With 2D or 3D CAD programs, you can perform a variety of tasks: you can create a 3D model of a design, apply material and light effects and document the design with dimensions and other annotations.
Building design is used from concept through to completion by professionals working in architecture, construction, MEP engineering and structural engineering, and by building owners, operators and managers.
Infrastructure engineers and planners use CAD design tools to create intelligent 3D models and engineering drawings for land development, transport, utilities, water and wastewater projects.
Modular construction innovators combine high-tech manufacturing and BIM in an ingenious system of standardised components for steel-frame buildings.
Professional design software for 2D and 3D CAD
BIM software to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure
Cost-effective 2D CAD software for drafting and documentation
Simplified 3D BIM tool for producing 3D architectural designs and documentation
Civil engineering design and construction documentation
Mechanical design and 3D CAD software for product development
Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for industrial and product design
Add 3D mechanical CAD into 2D workflows with part-level parametric modelling
CAM software for high-speed and 5-axis machining
Integrated 2.5- to 5-axis CAD/CAM programming for Inventor and SOLIDWORKS
Learn more about CAD design with these blogs, tips, tutorials and guides.