In mechanical design it is known as mechanical design automation (MDA) or computer-aided drafting (CAD), which includes the process of creating a technical drawing with the use of computer software.
AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application. … AutoCADis used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals.
SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.
CATIA (an acronym of computer-aided three-dimensional interactive application, pronounced /kəˈtiə/) is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), PLM and 3D, developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes.