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|What is AutoCAD?|
In the manufacturing world today, drawing (drawing) can not be separated from the design (design), hence the term CADD (Computerized Aided Drawing and Drafting) popularly used.
Design can not be separated from the process of manufacture or production, so the term is always followed by CAD CAM (Computerized Aided Manufacturing), especially in machinery industry.
Some advantages of using CAD than manual drawing are:
1. Constant image quality, not too dependent on manual drawing skills as draftsman.
2. Relatively more accurate and faster process is due to using a computer.
3. Can be edited, added or less without having to start from scratch.
4. Can be a data base that stores important information made by the drafter and can be accessed directly by other users.
5. Can be made libraries for standard components or components that are drawn / used repeatedly in the picture (for example: baud, myrrh, symbols, etc..) That simplifies and accelerates the process of making pictures.
6. Easier and more practical in the documentation, duplication, and storage.
7. Can be made with different colors so that more interesting and easily understood.
Computers are a tool of processing information or data with the working mechanism of input-process-output. In the CAD system:
1. Input devices
Serves to make the elections menu and various commands (command) to create images as you wish. This device can be: keyboard, mouse, joystick, thumb wheel, light pen, etc…
2. Processing device
Form of software (software) and system programming accordingly. There are several kinds of software used to this, the most common is AutoCAD.
3. Output devices
Function to display image results that have been made, could be in the form visual display on the screen or printed by the printer display.