3 Best 3D CAD related tech innovations of the last decade
3D CAD software has come a long way since the time it was introduced. At present, AutoCAD is used in a variety of fields like engineering, architecture, industrial design and medicine. It is regarded as a straightforward and dependable model for designing 3D models. As time passed, the level of sophistication of the software has increased. 3D CAD software innovations have allowed designers to do so much more, they have a range of textures and building materials to choose from, they can create multiple layers and also test products through virtual simulation.
Even though 3D CAD software has been there for a long time, there is always some revolutionary technology that makes it easier to use 3D CAD and teach it for engineering and architectural programs. Here are 3 such game changing innovations, take a look:
- Model libraries: The previous decade has allowed us to share data and hence enabled designers to share their 3D models. Online model libraries like Sketchup 3D Warehouse have introduced a new way for users to share their products, get feedback or inspiration under a community environment.
- Direct modelling: Direct modelling has been there for a long time. But earlier it was just limited to animation. It allows designers to directly change the appearance, shape and texture of a model without having to repeat the tasks of building the geometry or interconnecting different sketches together to build something new. The improvements in this technology has allowed designers to quickly twist, stretch and make other design changes without changing the fundamentals of a model.
- Modelling/rendering love: With rendering companies being acquired by MCAD companies, a powerful union of the two worlds has been observed. It has allowed designers to easily bring their models to life.
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