We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Is Computer-Assisted Design?

Malcolm Tatum
By
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At EasyTechJunkie, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Also known as computer-aided design or CAD, computer-assisted design is a type of software tool that can be used to aid in the process of drafting, such as in the creation of blueprints for buildings and even in the creation of a layout for the installation of equipment within a building. Computer-assisted design can also be used to create plans to modify an existing structure as well as plan for the construction of a completely new building. Over time, the tools included in this type of computer programs have been expanded for use outside of drafting tasks and applied in a number of other scenarios.

The advent of computer-assisted design made it possible for architects, drafters, and other professionals involved in the process of building construction to make use of computer technology to work out various issues of building design. Along with aiding in the creation of prints for use in the process, many CAD programs also include the ability to cross-reference aspects of the design to make sure they are in compliance with local safety regulations. The nature of the software used is also normally intuitive to determine if the placement of a specific load-bearing wall within the design is sufficient to ensure building stability, allow for the placement of ductwork and wiring throughout the structure and in general assess each aspect of the design to make sure it is workable.

Making use of computer-assisted design software can often help to uncover and address flaws in the design before the construction commences. This helps to save a great deal of time and money over the course of the project. Use of the software also helps to reduce the amount of time required to manage the drafting process, since the protocols included in the software package can often aid in the creation and modification of plans at a pace that is significantly faster than more manual processes.

While computer-assisted design tends to focus on building construction and modification of existing structures, the same general concept can also be applied in other areas. Companies can use this approach to redesign the layout of equipment on a manufacturing floor, while interior decorators can utilize similar software to aid in the selection and placement of furnishings and accessories, effectively making it possible to create presentations for clients in a fraction of the time it would take to create those same presentations by hand.

EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Malcolm Tatum
By Malcolm Tatum , Writer
Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing to become a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including EasyTechJunkie, and his work has also been featured in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. When not writing, Malcolm enjoys collecting vinyl records, following minor league baseball, and cycling.

Discussion Comments

Malcolm Tatum

Malcolm Tatum

Writer

Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing...
Learn more
EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.