CAD for the Workshop
Computer-aided design (CAD) technology is essential for modern design and manufacture in the workshop. With software more practical, affordable and accessible than ever, there has never been a better time to learn how to get the most out of CAD. Whether you are new to using CAD or ready to try more advanced software, this practical guide gives a thorough introduction to the technology and how to greatly enhance design and manufacture in the workshop.Topics covered: techniques for designing and making artefacts in the workshop (not restricted to any specific CAD software package); guidance on software selection and general functionality; an overview of the conventions of technical drawing; case studies demonstrating the application of different CAD techniques for a range of projects. A practical guide to using CAD technology and how to enhance design and manufacture in the workshop, this is suitable for home metalworkers and model engineers and covers software selection; technical drawing and case studies using different CAD techniques.Superbly illustrated with 210 colour photographs and clear CAD diagrams.