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computer-aided design

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CAD
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CAD

n. (CAD, abbr.) ~ Software that is used to create precision drawings in two or three dimensions and that often incorporates details about the physical and performance characteristics of the objects represented.

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CAD software is commonly used by architects and engineers. It is often capable of analyzing the characteristics of the materials represented in the design to check tolerances, loads, capacities, and the like.