Computer-aided drafting and design (also known as CADD) plays an integral role in the construction and manufacturing industries. If you are good at drawing and enjoy problem-solving and taking ideas from concept to reality, then an educational training program in CADD technology and may interest you.
CADD operators use computer programs to create drawings that are used in construction and in manufacturing industries. Drafters may be employed in the architectural and engineering fields, creating drawings that provide the technical specifications of buildings, tools & complex machinery. A significant portion of drafters also work in various manufacturing fields by supplying visual guidelines for exactly how parts should be made and by detailing the dimensions, procedures and materials that should be used.
With new advancements in software, technology and equipment, drafters are also on the forefront of additive manufacturing (AM). Common to AM technologies is the use of a computer, 3D modeling software, 3D printing equipment and layering material. Once a solid model is produced, the AM equipment reads in data from the CAD file and lays downs or adds successive layers of liquid, powder, sheet material or other, in a layer-upon-layer fashion to fabricate a 3D object. The term AM encompasses many technologies including subsets like 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Direct Digital Manufacturing, layered manufacturing and additive fabrication.
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