GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Computer-aided Design and Computer-aided Manufacturing Software (CAD/CAM). They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
For what end-use categories of projects or devices do you use CAD or CAM software (at any level)?
43 answers
Answers:
Preparation of drawings for approvals from authorities. We also use several computer software, mostly in-house developed for design calculations.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Kochi, India
For designing, as when using CAD CAM software chances of mistakes becomes less. Also these fast forward the lead time in the completion of projects.
~Panchkula, India
Machine, component, part design and stress analysis all the way to rendered images for marketing and breakdowns for manuals.
~Engineering, Design, Wangara, Australia
RF Components, PCBs, and Mechanics for RF Components or Modules used for IFF applications or Data Link Applications.
~Engineering, Design, Cape Town, South Africa
They are used for nationwide geographical location of telecommunication equipment using the GIS software.
~Engineering, Other, Lima, peru, Peru
Design specifications Circuit design PCB design Solid and 2D Simulations Documentation
~Engineering, Consulting, Kinnelon, NJ
Designing of innovative projects using CAD in partnership with industries or competition.
~Other, Singapore, Singapore
Wing components in tapper plate,Elevon inboard elevon, out board elavon ,lot of components
~Engineering, Design, Umm-al-quwain, United Arab Emirates
Medical, aerospace, automotive, energy, electronics, recreational industries
~Marketing/Sales, Moorpark, CA
Industrial automation, industrial engineering, machine tools, some products
~Engineering, Design, Campo Limpo Paulista, Brazil
Product Concept, design, engineering design and renders
~Engineering, Design, Guadalajara, Mexico
Small projects, as-builts and architectural designs
~Engineering, Process/Production, Sasolburg, South Africa
From inception to manufacturing of cryogenic pumps
~Engineering, Design, Sparks, NV
Electronics, transformation industry, automotive
~Purchasing, Zapopan, Mexico
Building automation and distribution automation
~Engineering, Consulting, ACCRA, Ghana
CNC programming chip-making machine tools
~Engineering, Consulting, Stillwater, MN
Factory layout design component design
~Engineering, Process/Production, Lismore, Australia
Engineering and technical translation
~Engineering, Design, Wageningen, Netherlands
Product modeling, Design analysis
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Linear ic's, mixed signal ic's
~Engineering, Consulting, Riga, Latvia
Oil, Gas & Mineral Processing
~Engineering, Design, Adelaide, Australia
Mechanical design with CAD
~Other, Madrid, Spain
Mechanical support frames
~Engineering, Design, Hialeah, FL
Design and manufacturing
~Engineering, Design, REGHIN, Romania
Processing engine parts
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bucuresti, Romania
Shopping Cart Designs
~Manufacturing, Catawba, NC
Oil and Gas projects
~Technical Support/Services, Kuwait, Kuwait
Packagings Companys
~Engineering, Design, Dublin, Ireland
Business partners
~Engineering, Consulting, Kruishoutem, Belgium
High value models
~Engineering, Design, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Injection molds
~Engineering, Other, Marinha Grande, Portugal
Architecture
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Bozeman, MT
Both of them
~Engineering, Design, Dhaka, Bangladesh
CAD PDS
~Engineering, Consulting, Porvoo, Finland
Projects
~Engineering, Design, LIMA, Peru
Anything
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Maros (Sulawesi Selatan), Indonesia
System
~Engineering, Design, Ondo, Nigeria
Design
~Engineering, Design, PERUSTIZA, Bulgaria
Molds
~Engineering, Design, BRIDGEPORT, CT
Cam
~Engineering, Consulting, Ahmedabad, India
Cad
~Engineering, Design, Balboa ancon, Panama
Any
~Engineering, Consulting, Maribor, Slovenia
Cad
~Engineering, Design, Kendal, England

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Q:
Where does the engineering software you use most often (any type) reside? (Ex: company’s workstations or servers, or on a provider’s server.)
44 answers
Answers:
Excel models reside in company's servers, GIS (ESRI) and Mathematica (Wolfram) models reside in company's workstations.
~Engineering, Other, Lima, peru, Peru
It resides in the company servers.
~Other, Singapore, Singapore
Company’s workstations or servers
~Other, Madrid, Spain
Company´s workstation servers
~Purchasing, Zapopan, Mexico
Workstations and servers
~Marketing/Sales, Moorpark, CA
Company’s workstations
~Engineering, Other, Marinha Grande, Portugal
Company’s workstations
~Panchkula, India
Company's workstations
~Engineering, Design, London, Canada
Company's workstations
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Maros (Sulawesi Selatan), Indonesia
Company's workstation
~Engineering, Design, Yandina, Australia
Companys workstations
~Engineering, Design, Dublin, Ireland
Company’s workstation
~Engineering, Consulting, Kruishoutem, Belgium
Company's workstation
~Engineering, Design, Wageningen, Netherlands
Company`s workstation
~Engineering, Design, Todesfelde, Germany
Comapany workstation
~Engineering, Process/Production, Lismore, Australia
Company Workstations
~Manufacturing, Catawba, NC
Company Workstations
~Engineering, Design, Cape Town, South Africa
Company's computers
~General Corporate Mgmt, Kochi, India
Company´s computers
~Engineering, Design, Guadalajara, Mexico
Company Workstation
~Engineering, Design, Hialeah, FL
AutoCAD SolidWorks
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bucuresti, Romania
Company workstation
~Engineering, Process/Production, Sasolburg, South Africa
Provider's server
~Technical Support/Services, Kuwait, Kuwait
Company Servers
~Engineering, Design, Sparks, NV
Company servers
~Engineering, Consulting, ACCRA, Ghana
Home computer
~Engineering, Design, Campo Limpo Paulista, Brazil
On my server
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Bozeman, MT
Workstations
~Engineering, Design, Ondo, Nigeria
Workstations
~Engineering, Design, Adelaide, Australia
Workstation
~Engineering, Design, Wangara, Australia
Workstation
~Engineering, Design, Kendal, England
Workstation
~Engineering, Design, Balboa ancon, Panama
Workstation
~Engineering, Consulting, Riga, Latvia
Workstation
~Engineering, Design, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Workstation
~Engineering, Consulting, Stillwater, MN
Workstation
~Engineering, Design, LIMA, Peru
Workstation
~Engineering, Consulting, Kinnelon, NJ
Workstation
~Engineering, Design, Duderstadt, Germany
China. USA
~Engineering, Consulting, Maribor, Slovenia
Computer
~Engineering, Design, PERUSTIZA, Bulgaria
Servers
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Company
~Engineering, Design, BRIDGEPORT, CT
Company
~Manufacturing, Vantaa, Finland
Both
~Engineering, Consulting, Porvoo, Finland

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Q:
How and with whom have you resolved any quality/error/bug problems with CAD and CAM software?
19 answers
Answers:
Native help files WEB site knowledge base Support via e-mail Support via chat Support via phone On-line vendor probe of local issues
~Engineering, Consulting, Kinnelon, NJ
By redrawing the drawing, saving the files more times than required and sometimes making it with other method if possible.
~Panchkula, India
We use the software in non-traditional applications, so we used to research technical information in books and internet.
~Engineering, Other, Lima, peru, Peru
We are in direct contact with the software developers for any issue that should arise.
~Engineering, Design, Sparks, NV
Tech. support of zw3d and SolidWorks rep. for Europe. Mostly I/O issues.
~Engineering, Consulting, Maribor, Slovenia
With the Software Installation and CNC Operator.
~Engineering, Design, Hialeah, FL
Finding alternative software (to solve problems)
~Engineering, Design, REGHIN, Romania
With project administrator, software supplier.
~Engineering, Consulting, Porvoo, Finland
With CAD training models identical execution
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bucuresti, Romania
Microstation, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Cover3D
~Engineering, Consulting, Kruishoutem, Belgium
Comunicate the bugs with the company
~Engineering, Design, Guadalajara, Mexico
Consulting most experienced friends
~Engineering, Design, Campo Limpo Paulista, Brazil
Did not come accross such situation
~Technical Support/Services, Kuwait, Kuwait
Supplier technicians
~Purchasing, Zapopan, Mexico
So far none.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Kochi, India
Tech support
~Engineering, Design, Wangara, Australia
ICT supplier
~Engineering, Design, Wageningen, Netherlands
By my self
~Manufacturing, Warrnambool, Australia
Reseller
~Engineering, Consulting, Stillwater, MN

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