CAD or Computer-aided design is an essential part of the automotive development process. CAD-based models don’t only serve for designing the overall appearance of a vehicle, but also as a basis for configuration and module systems. They’re used for simulation and verification processes. Such products include structure-related information and can be adopted for DMU (digital mock-up) investigations.

Upcoming Trends in CAD

3D-CAD programs fundamentally change applied design methods. Models evolve from static drawings to dynamic, three-dimensional geometric images. Besides that, they include additional data and characteristics. The 3D design allows the integration of production-related knowledge.

To be more specific, we’re going to move on to listing some exciting future CAD trends and their advantages for the automotive industry.

1. Integrated Development Platforms: Automotive software development is heading towards integrated packages. It combines CAD and simulation software. The main advantage of this strategy is that it reduces data interference losses. 

2. 3D Printing: Generally, 3D printing is the ability to create hardware models out of 3D-CAD virtual geometric data. Emerging technologies allowed the use of new materials, such as metal, plastic, textile, and ceramics for the instant generation of a model during the development process. What’s more, it’s characteristics are pretty close to the ones out of serial production. The enhancement of 3D printing technology can make it a part of the mass production process. The significant cost-reduction it enables prompted manufactures desire for deeper integration into development.

3. Generic Programming: Advanced CAD systems provide functionalities that support the integration of automated computing routines, template models, and programs. All this cuts the development time while increasing product quality. However, CAD systems still show some drawbacks compared to already available scientific applications, such as MATLAB. Currently, applied programming languages aren’t up-to-date for efficient enough programming within CAD. They have several downsides when it comes to deployment and complicated programming. Moreover, they have restricted support for enhanced operations or collaborations.

4. CAD – the Future of Automotive Manufacturing: The demand for new approaches and more efficient integration of geometry creation, reduced complexity, and functional development are the main factors influencing upcoming CAD trends.

The one who is aspiring to become an Automobile Engineer should also be a master in various mechanical Softwares. Few of the mechanical Softwares that are widely used  are- Autocad, Solidworks, NX Cad, CATIA, Turbocad Delux, ProE, Alibre, Ansys APDL, Ansys Workbench, Solve Space, Solid Edge, Inventor and many more. CANTER CADD is a Cad Training institute with more than 100 brnaches in PAN India, where we provide training for most of the above mentioned softwares. Here we also try to adapt all the trending technologies in the cad industry so that the student gets the maximum benefit out of it.