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3D CAD, or three-dimensional computer-aided design, is technology for design and technical documentation, which replaces manual drafting with an automated process. Used by architects, engineers and other professionals, 3D CAD software precisely represents and visualises objects using a collection of points in three dimensions on the computer.
Autodesk has a broad portfolio of 3D CAD software programs to help people explore and share ideas, visualise concepts and simulate how designs will perform before they're made.
Tim Campbell, designer and principal of Studio Tim Campbell, uses AutoCAD as his 3D CAD software tool of choice.
The new AutoCAD web app is included when you subscribe to AutoCAD. With no install required, you can extend your workflows and view and edit your CAD drawings in a simplified interface from anywhere with an internet connection and a web browser.
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Red Layer Guitars founder Jort Heijen found a way to make his lifelong passion a career with AutoCAD.
Stephen Ambrose, pioneering creator of the in-ear monitoring technology used by musicians onstage, is re-inventing the earbud to prevent hearing loss.
Electric motorcycle builders out-raced the petrol-powered competition with a superbike developed with generative design and 3D printed prototypes.
Whether you're just getting to know Inventor or are a seasoned 3D CAD user, take a look at these tutorials to see how you can put Inventor to work for you.
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