noun: acronym for
1. (Computer Science) computer-aided design
As designers we rely heavily on CAD. CAD is the phase in the design process in which a designer breathes life into his or her concept. Mockups, form studies, and sketching all are very tentative forms of design exploration. Computer Aided Design (CAD) is where it all starts to come together. A designer is able to precisely create a form via very specific specifications that is reflected in a digitally created 3d form in computer programs such as: Solidworks, Alias, Rhino, and AutoCAD. These forms can be sent to engineers, development, and suppliers to be progressively improved upon through the ability to interact with a digitally created 3d form. Once 3d CAD is created, we are able to also create photo-realistic images from the 3D CAD data. Super cool, super precise, and a definite key factor in progressing and refining Loop iPad Case.