AutoCAD 2013 Tutorial 1 - CAD Drafting is a drafting solution which is not only used in Architecture, but in Mechanical services as well. Normally CAD Drafting is associated with Architectural 2D or 3D only. However, this term is extensively used in other domains like MEP, Structural and Mechanical Domain too. Today we will talk more about how Auto CAD and CAD Services can be used in different domains. Previously only Auto CAD drawings services were used in Mechanical domain. But today apart from 2D Drafting, 3D modeling of products, machine parts, automotive parts etc. are also designed and created.
Apart from Designing and Drafting Services a lot of other services can be provided under the branch of Computer Aided Design Services. You can execute several projects with help of drafting software. They can be 2D, 3D and even simulations. As software it is extremely user friendly and helps in executing various projects. We can draft a drawing, create sections and elevation, convert it into 3D and then rotate it to view all sides and obtain views. This helps us view the model from all angles.
It helps CAD Drafting services in digitizing the drawings. These drawings can be used as a base to create 3D models or renders. They can be used for Building Information Modeling. These Drawings can be for residential buildings, commercial offices, Hospital or Health care. We can create floor plans, exterior or interior drawings too.
Lot of software available in market are meant to assist an Engineer or Drafter in digitizing drawings. However no software has been able to gain prominence in the Engineering Industry as much as AutoCAD. Engineering Services are known as Computer Aided Design Services owing to the popularity of Auto CAD only.
Apart from only 2D Drafting, exporting Computer Aided Design Drawings to software is easier. Auto CAD is compatible with all software across various domains. You can export Mechanical drawings to Solid works or Inventor; Electrical Drawings can be exported to electoral and Architectural drawings to 3D Studio Max, Revit etc.
Computer Aided Design drafting Professionals can execute projects using software like ANSI, Micro station, Pro-E, Inventor etc. We can convert drawings created in CAD software into different formats. Drafters can create detailed drawings which can be used for construction purposes across all domains. Drawings containing all details which are extremely critical during construction of any projects are also called construction drawings or shop drawings.