Traditional designs were made using hands which were hard but computer aided design was introduced which uses software to design instead of manual designing. All the processes to produce quality designs such as creating them, making alterations or modifying, improving the quality and others are all possible and easier when using computer aided design. The use of automated systems to design has so many advantages and designers should consider using it for best results. Mechanical designs, electronic designs and multi-dimensional objects among others can be developed using computer aided design. Other places, where it can be applied, are ship building, designing building structures, vehicle designing, creating animation characters and other areas.
Computer aided design increases the productivity levels due to the short time needed to design and make corrections or adjustments to designs than when using hand design. The fast rate of designing makes it possible to make more designs and in turn increase the income of a designer and also reduces the cost of developing the designs.
Computer aided design also gives the ability to reuse previous designs on new designs similar to the previous design by making only slight modifications to create a new one.Reusing elements helps in saving time since you do not have to start from scratch when making new designs and also cost is reduced by eliminating the need of buying new materials.
Computer aided design enables the designer to make quality designs from the first step due to the ease of correcting errors noted in the course of development. The software gets rid of the need to keep redoing a design from scratch as was the case with hand design to produce a design that is satisfactory to all stakeholders.
Several designers can collaborate with each other to design an object when using this software even when they are not in the same location by deploying cloud-based services to accomplish this. The quality of a design developed by collaboration is assured by providing the same workflow or requirements to all designers and productivity is also increased due to the contribution of each designer on the design.
The ability to zoom on the design makes a computer-aided design great even when working on large and complicated design unlike when using hands which would require redrawing them. The ability to create simulations of things like buildings using computer-aided design to estimate the impacts of these objects on the environment makes it good to avoid building structures that will be demolished. Computer aided design has made engineering tasks simpler and faster due to the ability to use features like history, features and high-level constraints to correct designs and estimate size.