Short for Computer Aided Design. Refers to the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification or optimization of a design.

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stephen - January 26, 2017

can you give an example of which program would be a good choice

    Mich - February 7, 2017

    Well Stephen, it all depends on what you would like to do with your CAD software. Also, do you have any experience with CAD software or are you just starting out?
    SketchUp, TinkerCAD, Blender, FreeCAD and Sculptris are popular choices which are available for free.
    You should also check out our article on Shapr3D (freemium model, monthly subscription based for the pro version) here: http://3dprintingforbeginners.com/easy-3d-printable-valentines-gift/
    If you are looking for a professional CAD program, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D and SolidWorks are amongst the most known, but all come at a price.
    Hope that helps.


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