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Best Online CAD Courses in 2017

CAD has grown to the point of industry-wide standardization in its almost 50-years of development. With this amount of time, perhaps any invention with industrial potential can grow into a discipline, but CAD was a discipline from the very start. Hence, it is no surprise that we

M.2 vs. U.2 – Which is Right For You

Form factors and storage capacities are the new hype of the storage market today. With the conception of SSDs, HDDs have lost public focus and the term ‘SSD’ has evolved from a 2.5” thin box with faster read/writes and greater capacities than HDD. Now SSD represents a

Best Mobile Workstation for CAD in 2017

The best mobile workstation for CAD is a notch above in performance to the rest of the personal computers. It requires stability in architecture and a clockwork-precise arrangement of hardware for the ultimate level of internal communication and processing. Furthermore, it requires a CAD GPU (Graphics Processing

The Future of CAD/CAM

The Computer Aided Design (and computer Aided Manufacturing) industry has seen quite a boom in its 60 something years of history and development. It can be tracked back to the modest commercial programming system PRONTO which used numerical control mechanisms to develop structures and simulate their movements.

Best Laptops for Engineering Students

Engineering students need tools to supplement their theoretical studies and that often requires the use of CAD softwares which brings me to write an article highlighting the best laptops for engineering students. Choosing the right laptop can be a confounding process sometimes but by the time you

Choosing the Best SolidWorks Graphics Card

When deciding to choose what hardware you will use to run your high-end 3D CAD software, you will need to select a SolidWorks graphics card. With so many options available, selecting the right graphics card may seem like a difficult task. However, with a good understanding of

Follow these 5 Aspects to be a Better CAD Designer

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) market is growing and requires skilled designers. As a talented CAD designer, you can obtain large freelancing contracts or even be employed fulltime at a firm. However, first, you need to understand how to design in 2D and 3D. In this article, I will

What is the Best Laptop for AutoCAD?

Even though it is recommended to perform CAD designs on desktop computers, using a laptop computer is also a possibility. Laptops are simple because they are portable, lightweight, and well-balanced for many tasks. Especially for students and beginners in AutoCAD, it may not be economically feasible to invest in

Computer Aided Design is used primarily by Designers

Computer aided design (CAD) was primarily designed for designers, architects, and engineers to be used for 2D and 3D modeling. From hereon, I will refer to users of CAD tools as designers. Designers use CAD tools for many reasons. After the designer has an initial idea or sketch