CAD is Computer Aided Design which is inclusive of Drafting. We are
interested in the subset of CAD which takes advantage of nVidia Quadro
technology for 2D and 3D models. This type of CAD falls neatly into two
categories; CAD for Architecture, Engineering, or Construction or AEC; and CAD
for artistic purposes.
Common CAD terms
to the construction of digital data to represent a physical object which
includes natural and invented objects.
to a process in which a high quality image is generated from the digital
description of an object- the image can be photorealistic or non-photorealistic
to assigning images or attributes to represent how an object will look when it
functional CAD refers to a process of building the design from a sequence relationships
resolved by parameters into measurements. This is called parametric design.
BIM is Building
Information Management. It refers to a
standardized way of communicating design decisions by providing software
solutions to planning, design, construction and management of building
CAE is Computer
Aided Engineering. It refers to
simulation of predominantly mechanical properties of models to test if a design
is fit for purpose.
CAM is Computer
Aided Manufacturing. It refers to providing
instruction to machines to realize the object of design.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. It is the process of defining the minimum
error allowed for manufacture of designs.
CAD for Artistic Purposes
Artistic CAD is the construction, deformation and modification of a
representation’s corners, edges and surfaces.
Animating is the
process of dividing the motion of objects into a sequence of individual frames
for rendering and latter display as a timed sequence.
collections of information such as; objects and how they move in relationship
to each other; how lighting affects the rendering of the objects.
Dynamic such as
movies and videos
Real time such
as games and interactive movies