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Mechanical Engineering CAD

Using computer software as a tool to create and improve manufacturing projects from ship-building to the aerospace industry.

Why is this skill important?

Mechanical engineering computer aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of an engineering design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communication through documentation, and create a database for manufacturing. CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, manufacturing documentation, or other manufacturing processes.

The technical and engineering drawings and images must convey information such as materials, processes, dimensions and tolerances according to application-specific conventions. CAD may be used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional (2D) space or curves, surfaces and solids in three-dimensional (3D) space. CAD is also used to produce computer animation for the special effects used in, for example, advertising and technical manuals.

CAD is an important industrial art and is the way projects come true. It is extensively used in many applications, including automotive, ship building and aerospace industries, and in industrial design. The CAD process and outputs are essential to successful solutions for engineering and manufacturing problems.

CAD software helps us explore ideas, visualize concepts through photorealistic renderings and movies, and simulates how a design project will perform in the real world.

Location

Bordeaux, France

19—22 October 2022

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Competitors

Alexandre ADJIMI
France

Noora Almessabi
United Arab Emirates

Lewis Batchelor
United Kingdom

Kuanish Boken
Kazakhstan

Spencer Chandu-Lall
Canada

Jen-Chieh Chang
Chinese Taipei

Lucas Dolinar
Austria

Ever Daniel Hernández Tulcán
Colombia

Nico Joseph Jacusalem
Philippines

Mohammadali Jafari
Iran

Jaeyoon Lim
Korea

Jan Meier
Switzerland

Vishwanath Mishra
India

Garikoitz Mujika
Spain

Chuen Jie Ng
Singapore

Vuong Nguyen Dat
Vietnam

Junya Saiki
Japan

Edwin Svensson
Sweden

João Teixeira
Portugal

Rebecca Tshuma
South Africa

Xusheng Zheng
China