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Computer Aided Design (CAD)

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) - definitions

Computer Aided Design (CAD) - A type of software used by architects, engineers, drafters and artists to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can be used to create 2-D drawings or 3-D models.

[Category=Quality ]

Source: American Society for Quality, 12 September 2010 09:01:07, External

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CAD or CADD - Computer-aided design and drafting. CAD systems are used to create maps and plans and are closely related to GIS systems. Although most CAD systems lack certain features essential to GIS analysis, such as the power to manage different spatial coordinate systems and database capabilities, many CAD systems have been developed into full GIS with the addition of necessary functions.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 03 June 2011 08:04:20, External

CAD - [graphics (computing)] Acronym for computer-aided design. A computer-based system for the design, drafting, and display of graphical information. Also known as computer-aided drafting, such systems are most commonly used to support engineering, planning, and illustrating activities.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 07 February 2012 09:26:41, External

CAD - Computer Aided Drafting/Design/Drawing. CAD originated on larger, dedicated workstations and minicomputers and has now migrated to microcomputers. In its simplest sense, CAD is used for computerized drafting. Many CAD systems also provide more advanced features like solid modeling and simulation. CAD generally lacks topology of objects and direct links to an attribute database, which are essential features in GIS modeling and analysis operations.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: City of Toronto, 22 November 2013 08:47:08, External  



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