Designing technologies and methodologies prevailed 50 years ago, in forms lesser known to the present generation. In 16th and 17th century, the advancement of descriptive geometry and drafting machines paved way for the development of machine-oriented design. After the second world war in 1945, to cover up the devastation and destruction, some countries actually started to use Computer Aided Design and that marked the beginning of modern CAD system.
THE CAD REVOLUTION
Hanratty is widely credited as “the Father of CAD/CAM.” In 1957, while working at GE (General Electric), he developed PRONTO (Program for Numerical Tooling Operations): the first commercial CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming system. By 1960s, many developments were made in this domain including digitizers. Many companies, namely SDRC, Evans and Sutherland, Applicon, etc. started to fund for their CAD programs which found immense salability among the designers and associated firms. In 1970s, the CAD programs shifted from 2D to 3D platforms. Commercial CAD systems like CATIA began to operate on areas such as aerospace, automotive and other industries. The major transformation of CAD technology took place with the release of Pro/ENGINEER, a CAD program based on solid geometry and feature-based parametric techniques for defining parts and assemblies. However, the following years saw the release of several 3D modelling kernels, for instance ACIS and Parasolids.
Kerala, God’s own country is presently considered to be the breeding ground for many design and construction oriented industries and most of these industries excessively use Computer Aided Design in manufacturing a product. There are many CAD training institute in Kerala. CAD certification in Kerala is very much popular and strong. It offers training in curve and line modelling, polygon modelling, digital sculpting, parametric design, etc.
FUTURE OF CAD
Customization is the major advantage of Computer Aided Design. These tools exhibit a wide variety of useful mechanism and makes professionals as well as amateurs to experiment and learn designing. In future, the more it becomes user-friendly to be configured and augmented the more it will be beneficial and profitable. Adding potentially updated features to our existing workflow and upgrading software will be seamless.This will be true not only for features, user interfaces, but also for training and learning materials, content and additional subscription benefits. There are many designers performing in various companies creating exceptional workflows and designs which can be shared among different designers with the collaboration of CAD and cloud. CAD formats will show development in office application and CAD systems will continue the trend of specialization. More advancement will be made in 3D modelling and print building technology.
The expansion of technology is visible in designing field and CAD being the most useful tool in creating design, it has a commendable transformation in both features and look. With the further advancement in this domain, more and more designers will come in and the process of designing will be much easier and user-friendly altogether.