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Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)

What is Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

By Australian Design & Drafting | November 16, 2020

What is Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (CAE) Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is the method of using computers in design, analysis, and manufacturing of a product, process, or project. CAE relates to most elements of CADD in industry. CAE is often recognized as the umbrella discipline that involves several computer-aided technologies … Read more

What is Engineering Prototyping

What is Engineering Prototyping

By Australian Design & Drafting | November 3, 2020

What is Engineering Prototyping What is Engineering Prototyping PROTOTYPING A prototype is a functional part model of design; it is used as the basis for continuing the production of the final part or assembly. The terms prototype and model are often used interchangeably. Prototypes are used to determine if a new design works as intended. … Read more

Difference between 2D & 3D Drawings

Difference between 2D & 3D Drawings

By Australian Design & Drafting | October 20, 2020

Difference between 2D & 3D Drawings Difference between 2D & 3D Drawings TWO-DIMENSIONAL (2D) DRAWINGS The abbreviation for two-dimensional drawing is 2-D, and it describes a view having only width and height, width and length, or height and length dimensions. Two-dimensional drawings are the established design and drafting format and are common in all engineering … Read more

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What is Different types of CADD formats

By Australian Design & Drafting | October 7, 2020

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CADD FORMATS CADD FORMATS CADD FORMATS There are several different CADD formats. The most recognized CADD formats include 2D drawings and 3D wireframe, surface, and solid models. In general, 2-D drawings and 3-D solid models are the most common CADD formats currently used in the industry. Three-dimensional surface models are also … Read more

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING (CADD) (1)

Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

By Australian Design & Drafting | September 28, 2020

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING (CADD) COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING (CADD) Computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) is the process of using a computer with CADD software for design and drafting applications. Software is the program or instructions that enable a computer to perform specific functions to accomplish a task. … Read more

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How Manual Drafting Equipment & Supplies used in CAD

By Australian Design & Drafting | September 21, 2020

How Manual Drafting Equipment & Supplies used in CAD MANUAL DRAFTING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES IN CAD MANUAL DRAFTING Manual drafting, also known as hand drafting, describes traditional drafting practice using pencil or ink on a medium such as paper or polyester film, with the support of drafting instruments and equipment. This chapter also explains drawing … Read more

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Facts of the Drafting Professional Perspective

By Australian Design & Drafting | September 14, 2020

Facts of the Drafting Professional Perspective DRAFTING CAREER PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE There is a significant difference between an individual trained in the theories, principles, standards, and requirements of the career field and a true professional. Being a professional is more than holding a credential. A certificate or diploma is only an indication of knowledge … Read more

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CAD DRAFTER, THEIR EDUCATION & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

By Australian Design & Drafting | September 7, 2020

CAD DRAFTER, THEIR EDUCATION & JOB OPPORTUNITIES CAD DRAFTER EDUCATION & CAREER THE CAD DRAFTER The term drafter commonly refers to a man or woman who is employed in the drafting profession. Other general-purpose titles include draftsperson, design drafter, drafting technician, engineering drafter, CADD operator, and CADD technician. A job title can also be discipline … Read more

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Importance of Reusability in CADD

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 28, 2020

Importance of Reusability in CADD Reusability is one of the important advantages of CADD. With CADD, it is never necessary to draw anything more than once. Developing a CADD symbols library further enhances the ability to reuse content. Building a parts library for reusability has increased productivity, decreased development costs, and set the highest standards … Read more

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WHAT IS DRAFTING STANDARDS

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 27, 2020

WHAT IS DRAFTING STANDARDS DRAFTING STANDARDS Most industries, schools, and companies establish standards, which are guidelines that specify drawing requirements, appearance, and techniques, operating procedures, and record-keeping methods. The Australian Standards defines the term standard as a set of technical definitions and guidelines, how-to instructions for designers, manufacturers, and users. Standards promote safety, reliability, productivity, … Read more

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Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Application

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 24, 2020

Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Application Intellectual Property Rights The success of a company often relies on the integrity of its employees. Products are normally the result of years of research, engineering, and development. This is referred to as the intellectual property of the company. Protection of intellectual property can be critical to the success … Read more

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WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ENGINEERING DRAWING

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 21, 2020

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ENGINEERING DRAWING Individuals with talent, wisdom, vision, and innovative ideas have influenced the history of engineering drawing. Major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transport also greatly influenced the evolution of engineering drawing and had an overpowering effect on socioeconomic and cultural conditions between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Recently … Read more

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WHAT IS THE ENGINEERING DRAWING

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 19, 2020

WHAT IS THE ENGINEERING DRAWING Engineering drawing is the common language of engineering and describes the process of creating drawings for any engineering or architectural application. Engineering drawings, produced according to accepted standards and format, provide an effective and efficient way to communicate specific information about design intent. Engineering drawings are typically not open to … Read more

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WHAT IS THE ENGINEERING DESIGN APPLICATION

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 15, 2020

WHAT IS THE ENGINEERING DESIGN APPLICATION Engineering drawing and design is a broad subject that includes a wide range of theory and practice. Many different forms of drawing exist. Drawing occurs while at the lunch table as a basic sketch of a new product idea drawn on a napkin. Drawing also occurs in the form … Read more

2D Drawing

What to choose 2D Drawing or 3D Model platform for CAD Designing

By Australian Design & Drafting | August 13, 2020

WHAT TO CHOOSE 2D DRAWING OR 3D MODEL PLATFORM FOR CAD DESIGNING There has been a new trend in CAD designing world for a 3D modelling for complex design and CAD design platform has evolved so much that 2D drawings become the by-product of 3D modelling. 2D drawings are easy to generate but engineers prefer … Read more

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How to Hire the Right Architect

By Australian Design & Drafting | May 14, 2017

How to Hire the Right Architect When you make the decision to build a new home, there are a lot of things to consider: Neighbourhood Accessibility Land or Area Budget / Capital No matter where you end up, perhaps the most important decision you make is that who will be the architect. If you haven’t … Read more

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – The Future

By Australian Design & Drafting | January 23, 2017

The Future – Desktop 3D Scanning and Manufacturing Before we finish our series “Everything you always wanted to know about 3D scanning” we wanted to take a moment to talk about what we think is the immediate future in 3D scanning and manufacturing: the technology is going Desktop. In the last few years, companies have … Read more

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Rapid Prototyping

By Australian Design & Drafting | January 17, 2017

From Digital to Physical – Rapid Prototyping and Milling Up to now, we’ve been discussing putting physical objects into the realm of the digital, but before we finish this series we need to talk about another common application for our 3D scanning and modelling processes. Chapter Nine focuses on creating physical objects from digital data. … Read more

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – 3D Data for Visualization

By Australian Design & Drafting | January 6, 2017

Using 3D Data for Visualization While we touched on visualization, one of several downstream applications in Chapter Six, the subject is so comprehensive that it deserves a chapter of its own. As our lives become increasingly digital and interactive (via the web, video games, and even television and our cell phones), we have come to … Read more

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Digital Model Formats

By Australian Design & Drafting | December 23, 2016

Digital Model Formats – The Many Flavors of 3D CAD We’re going to take a little pause here for a mini-chapter. We’ve talked about the many things you can do with a CAD model but that can lead to some questions. How can I use an OBJ file and how is it different from an … Read more

Downstream Applications for 3D Data 3d scanning

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Downstream Applications for 3D Data

By Australian Design & Drafting | December 13, 2016

Downstream Applications for 3D Data We’ve reached the fun part! What can you do with a 3D model? Practically anything! In a world that is increasingly digital, most industries now utilize 3D files in some fashion. We’re seeing them show up in many different places lately. At this point in the process, you have your … Read more

WHAT IS 3D SCANNING, CMM

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Inspection Analysis

By Australian Design & Drafting | December 7, 2016

Inspection/Analysis – Comparison to CAD We are almost ready to move on to downstream applications for 3D models, but before we jump into that, we need to talk about one more application for scan data. Chapter Five will cover how this data can be utilized for quality inspection. Important Terminology CMM – Coordinate Measuring Machine, … Read more

3D SCANNING REVERSE ENGINEERING

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Reverse Engineering

By Australian Design & Drafting | November 28, 2016

Reverse Engineering Converting Raw Point Clouds into CAD Formats: Step 2 – Files that can be brought into Parametric Modelers You’ve read our overviews, figured out how to collect data, and now that you have this data, what do you do with it? Chapters Three through Five will cover how this data can be processed … Read more

Digital Modeling

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Digital Modeling

By Australian Design & Drafting | November 23, 2016

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Digital Modeling Converting Raw Point Clouds into CAD Formats You’ve read your overview, figured out how to collect data, and now that you have this data, what do you do with it? As you learned in Chapter Two, Direct Dimensions breaks data collection into two … Read more

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Data Collection

By Australian Design & Drafting | November 16, 2016

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 3D Scanning – Data Collection Now that you have a basic idea about how 3D scanning and modelling work, let’s really get started. Before you can have a 3D model, you must have 3D data to create that model. Let’s start there… So, what are the ways that … Read more

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