CAD is the short form of Computer Aided Design: A combination of arts, science with business practice in the sphere of architecture and engineering. Almost every industry uses computers to store and retrieve information. Computers are also used in design projects.
Computer-aided design (CAD) is use of a wide range of computer based tools that assist engineers, architects and other design professions in their design activities.
It is the main geometry authoring tool within the Product Life-cycle Management process and involves both software and sometimes special-purpose hardware. Current packages range from 2D vector base drafting systems to 3D solid and surface modelers.
Generally a course on Computer Aided Design (CAD) is offered for a short period ranging from 3 months to 6 months. A very good grade at intermediate/secondary level with science /technology as subjects can be helpful.
There is a clear promotion path from engineering craftsperson to engineering technician by studying part time for a relevant EDEXCEL/BTEC HNC/D or SQA NC group award qualification or by acquiring NVQ/SVQ level 3.
As an engineering operative or in a non-engineering post it may be possible to study part time for these qualifications then apply for an engineering technician job.
Qualified professionals find employment in manufacturing units, research and developmental firms and other related companies. One can also choose teaching as a career option as there are more numbers of training institutes on CAD/CAM is coming up in recent times.
A course in CAD or CAM will be beneficial for those who are having a degree or diploma qualification in engineering. It is a profession which needs adequate research and then development.
The salary in this field is very high, only sky is the limit. One can earn somewhere between Rs.30,000 – Rs.50,000 per month depending upon his/her expertise in the field.
|1||Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments||Mumbai|
|2||Computer Aided Design Centre||Kolkata|
|3||Department of Mechanical Engineering (IIT Guwahati)||Guwahati|
|4||MSME Development Institute||Mumbai | Chennai|
|5||Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering||Cuttack|
|6||Birla Institute of Technology||Ranchi|