For today’s Technical Tuesday; CAD software
Computer-aided design (CAD) is a technology for technical prototyping and design. This software replaces manual drafting with an automated process. In essence, CAD software programs are widely used in industry to draft constructions for production, make documentation, explore possible design ideas, visualize concepts through very realistic photo renders and perform simulations of how designs perform under load in the real world. If you are a designer, drafter, architect or engineer you probably have heard of the 3D CAD program SolidWorks van Dassault Systemes.
We work within Electric Superbike Twente with the CAD software package SolidWorks from the French software corporation Dassault Systemes. To improve our knowledge we followed at our sponsor CAD2M the following training: SolidWorks Refresher, Surface Modelling and Advanced Part Modeling from trainer Richard Bremmer and Weldments and SolidWorks Simulation from trainer Martijn Visser. The software helps in creating drawings for the design of the electric superbike. CAD replaces manual design drafting, leading to more accurate design developments, faster iterations of the design and optimization by performing simulations. With this software, it is easier to cooperate with fellow engineers on the same project.