One of the most popular and ubiquitous computer-aided design (and drafting) software programs, or CAD, is AutoCAD. CAD helps designers and engineers and makes their job much quicker and easier. The creation of models with the help of such software requires much less hassle and time than traditional methods, and it was a revolutionary product of technological progress in the time of its emergence, namely 1980s.
CAD allows its users to create 2D drawings and 3D models, and its areas of applications vary from architecture and engineering to general manufacturing and construction. Aerospace, shipbuilding, and automotive industries currently heavily depend and rely on modeling in CAD. What is more, 3D animation and special effects in movies and advertisement are also created in such programs.
AutoCAD, as an example of such a software, is able to perform many of these functions. Most of CAD applications are for commercial use, and Autodesk AutoCAD tend to be the most well-known among these ones. There are new versions emerging each year that can be used on a growing variety of operating systems, internet browsers, and gadgets including mobile phones and tablets.