Essay about Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Cad

645 Words Jan 24th, 2013 3 Pages
Advantages and disadvantages of using CAD
Advantages
* Can be more accurate than hand-drawn designs - it reduces human error. * You can save and edit ideas, which makes it easier and cheaper to modify your design as you go along. * You can modify existing ideas, which saves time.
Disadvantages
* The software itself can be expensive so initial costs are high. There are free software packages though. * Staff need to be trained how to use the software, which also adds to costs. * Requires a PC.
A few advantages of 2D CAD:
Reduced design timescales.
Reuse of designs.
Drawing errors can be corrected easily.
Drawings can be sent/received via email in seconds.

Disadvantages:
Time & cost of implementing the
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CAD software also enables clients to view designs at an earlier stage in the design process than is usually the case. CAM also enables clients to check the progress of functional and semi-functional prototypes at a much earlier stage than is possible in the traditional design process.
Disadvantage: Processing Power Limitations and Cost * CAD software often consumes large amounts of computer processing power. This requires high-quality computer hardware that can be costly. CAM requires advanced manufacturing devices that are also very expensive. The cost of hardware is a significant disadvantage of CAD.CAM and a major barrier to the wider uptake of CAD.CAM technologies.
Disadvantage: Software Complexity * As CAD software advances, it becomes more flexible and adaptable. However, this comes at the cost of making the software more complex. This complexity makes it more difficult for first-time users to learn the software. Combined with the cost of training personnel in CAD.CAM technologies, this complexity represents another disadvantage of CAD.CAM.

REVIT:
Many advantages and disadvantages. It takes more time to set up a project, and to set up all the components you want to place in a building. Revit is much better at 3 dimensional modeling. It also does some basic design stuff.

Ms office:
Advantages :

• Widely used, and accepted in business world, so compatibiity

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