Importance of Cad in Civil Engineering

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Importance of Computer Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering

Eric Belile

Delaware Technical Community College

Composition, English 121

Ms. Cynthia Mack

7/17/13

Importance of Computer Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering

Throughout the last few years, technology has been improving the lives of people from all walks of life and all fields of study. One of the big pieces of technology in the civil engineering field today is computer aided drafting. AutoCAD is a computer aided design software for the 2D and 3D design of certain objects or places. Computer aided drafting is widely used in the civil engineering field because of its ability to plan sites a lot easier then hand drawings, it can help design a lot of
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These are usually designed on AutoCAD and used for various uses. Mechanical engineers can actually create 2D and 3D models of objects that can be used to accurately create the object that was portrayed in the drawing. Sectional views are views from different sides of the object and different viewpoints and are used to quickly generate a 3D model of what the object will look like. After the drawing is done and labeled, it can be sent to a machine which will actually create a handheld mold of the object. This would then be used to create the object and then the object would be sent to stores for public use. (Oancea, Chicos, Ivan & Lancia, 2009) Computer aided drafting also has an architectural piece to it too. Architectural engineers can use this program to construct buildings and houses with extreme precision. One of the things that all engineers focus on the most is safety. Civil engineers have to create roads and bridges safe enough to drive on. Mechanical engineers have to create objects that are safe to use and can be used by the public without any incidents. Architectural engineers have to create houses that are stable enough for a family to live in. With AutoCAD, engineers can be more accurate with a lot less problems therefore being safer for the public to use. (Sadeghpour, Moseli & Alkass, 2006) Upgrades for CAD Every year that passes, technology continues to get more advanced and spread all over the world. Same
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