Drawing and drafting have an important role in human development from the very beginning of civilizations, it makes concepts easier to understand through pictorial representation, and this led to the development of the “art of engineering”. Drafting is a way of using pictures and symbols to present concepts, ideas or views while drawing is a pictorial representational of any real-world object or thing. To ease drawing and drafting in digital form, many organizations launched different software and the two most famous software are CATIA and AutoCAD. Let’s compare these two and find out the best for users according to their needs.
- CATIA can be understood as an all in one computer-aided design (CAD) software to build models and structures of different objects. It was developed by Dassault Systemes. Initially, it was released in 1982 and its stable version came on the market in 2020. It is available for Windows and Unix Operating systems. It is used in different fields like aerospace, mechanical, electrical, automotive, electronics, shipbuilding etc.