Cad Software - the Lifeline of Cad Drafting Services

By: Alex Denver

CAD drafting software is used mainly for creating architectural designs or blueprints. Some of the available software in the market, allow users to mark different components of a design with different color variations. Some of the most advanced CAD drafting software available can support a million color variations.
CAD drafting software programs use different types of color numbering systems such as RGB (red, green, blue) and HSL (hue-saturation-luminance).
The availability of different CAD drafting software has helped in eliminating the need for manual design drafting. Complex machines and architectural structures can now be drawn and designed easily.
Let's take a look at some of the most popular CAD software:

ARCHICAD
ArchiCAD is architectural CAD software for developed by Graphisoft. It is easy to use software popular amongst architects and designers. ArchiCAD automatically generates all required 2D and 3D output from a single file. Users work and edit directly in both 3D and 2D. The newest version (2007) is ArchiCAD 11.

CHIEF ARCHITECT
Specially designed for residential design professionals, it makes easier to visualize design ideas. Architectural drafting software commonly used by professional designers, builders and architects. Available in integrated 2D and 3D package.

MicroStation
Originally developed by Intergraph, It's widely used among architects, contractors, GIS professionals and engineers to work on buildings and other projects.

DATACAD
DATACAD is a comprehensive CADD package, which includes a number of automated features for architects. The only software endorsed by the American Institute of Architects.

SolidWorks
SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD program developed by SolidWorks Corporation. SolidWorks is used by mechanical engineers and designers.

The author of the article is Tia Martyn, working with a CAD services company. For more information on CAD and drafting services, log onto www.designpresentation.com

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