Cad Education

Written by Adam Blau
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The field of computer-aided design (CAD) is extremely rich and deep, and it grows consistently year after year. New developments in design techniques and manufacturing equipment necessitate the constant upkeep of the designer's knowledge of the latest industry standards. For a CAD-related business to thrive, it must be well-versed in the latest tools and ideas; otherwise it risks lagging behind the rest of the industry and losing business.

Thankfully for engineers and designers, some CAD software developers have begun to include bundled tutorials with their software packages. A user can learn how to use the latest CAD application features by studying and recreating the techniques displayed in the tutorials. By imitating the sample projects and subsequently adapting them to meet his or her own business needs, an engineer or designer can expand his or her CAD toolkit.

Not All CAD Tutorials Are Created Equal

When choosing a new platform for computer-aided design, you may want to weigh the volume and quality of tutorials included with the program. Do seminars and tutorials come bundled with the program itself, or do you need to rely on third-party assistance? Are there live support technicians to answer your questions and guide you through new routines? Are the tutorials video-based, so you can literally see the mouse movements on your screen?

The bundled tutorials are often good for more than just teaching you the ins and outs of your particular software application. Depending on the quality of the tutorials, you can learn about new and complicated design techniques. For instance, if you have never worked with sheet metal before, you may be able to learn about the unique features of sheet metal design solely through your software platform. CAD tutorials can educate you about new and exciting areas of the design industry, thereby aiding you in the expansion of your business.


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