When we say CAD technology, it stands for Computer –aided design technology and it can be elucidated as the optimization of high-end software packages, for the creation, evaluation, analysis and alteration of digital design. Autodesk which is very celebrated or prominent software manufacturing company has developed numerous software solutions for support computer-aided design technology and the most famous among them is AutoCAD. Computer-aided design software solutions like AutoCAD and ArchiCAD etc are greatly utilized in Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry for strengthening and intensifying the productivity of drafters or designers.
CAD systems are also employed for raising the quality of drawings or design for that matter. During drafting or design development high-level of communication between the team of drafters and rest of the building stakeholders is tremendously significant, and it can be increasingly achieved by AEC professionals through CAD systems. Another important advantage of Computer-aided design technology is that it helps design and construction professionals in developing a high-end database for fabrication or manufacturing.
The use of Computer –aided design technology is not limited to Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry alone; in fact it is largely used in a variety of manufacturing industries.
If I talk specifically about worldwide AEC industry, Computer-aided design technology, has contributed excessively towards the high-end development of architectural, structural and MEP drawings. All the technical drawings such as plumbing plans, electrical plans, site plans, floor plans and detailed steel drawings etc which are developed through AutoCAD contain highly intricate information in them.
According to the experts of AEC industry, it is very convenient to decipher or interpret digital drawings if they are created with the application of drafting standards followed by the industry. That means even if the drawings are created by an architectural and engineering outsourcing firm which is based somewhere in Asian countries, if accurate and required drafting standards are maintained by drafters, then the western clients can easily interpret the information accommodated in technical drawings which are hired by them for different building disciplines. But when it comes to manual drafting, one cannot even think of outsourcing them, as they cannot be sent or communicated through emails.
So, if we say that computer-aided design technology has revolutionized outsourcing industry, there is nothing wrong in that. In fact due to the growth of outsourcing industry, Architecture, Engineering and Construction clients are able to get cost-effective CAD drafting services (architectural, structural and MEP drafting services) and CAD modeling services within timely deadlines.