New Developments in CAD

What is New in CAD?

Augmented reality and virtual reality shook the gaming world last year. This year will see expansion of virtual and augmented reality capabilities in engineering and design. Before looking at trends to expect in the CAD world, let’s first look at the benefits.

Advantages of Virtual and Augmented Realities

The two offer a platform that gives you access to real-time data needing only a smart phone. They offer reduced cost and size of hardware used. Board meetings have also become easier with less mobility required for the board members, which saves money and time used to travel. Some of the emerging applications of virtual and augmented realities include:

Spatial Reasoning

Teleporting today is not just a fiction. Before any construction, one will walk in a virtual space, with virtual walls and rooms of the building plan. It will aid designers in managing large and complex spaces. The ability to see a 3D design of your project will help reduce on-site alterations and change orders.


This cloud auto desk allows companies to bring data together and build apps in the cloud. They can then use this data in new ways altogether. Forge aids application of augmented reality and virtual reality while still on the cloud. In addition to that, it assists in inspections, audits, and documentation.

With augmented reality, engineers can communicate directly with fellow staff. Also, there is easier data access for companies and less dependency on illegible 2D data. An employer can virtually be at a working site and see the progression and even requirements on the field.