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Mechanical Engineering CAD

Mechanical Engineering CAD in action

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

Mechanical Engineering CAD could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Complex problems
  • Making things
  • Using computers

More about Mechanical Engineering CAD

Computer aided design (CAD) uses specialist software to create two and three dimensional images and animations of projects both in manufacturing and for use in advertising and technical manuals.

CAD can convey many types of information, including dimensions, types of material, and tolerances and is essential in offering solutions to both engineering and manufacturing problems.

By producing photorealistic animations and videos, it can simulate how a design will actually function in the real world.

Why choose Mechanical Engineering CAD?

My skill works with mechanical engineering, using creativity to solve the problems of machines. And what I like most about my skill is every day I'm working with a different product, from an airplane to a cotton swab.
— Leandro Ericles, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
My skill completely changed my way of thinking. I heard about mechanical design very late during my engineering studies. I immediately loved design, and particularly CAD. You should consider a career in my skill because it is a constantly evolving field. And there's nothing cooler than seeing your plans become real after they're made.
— Loïc Forthomme, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Recent medallists in Mechanical Engineering CAD

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

  • Photo of João Teixeira

    João Teixeira


  • Photo of Jaeyoon Lim

    Jaeyoon Lim


  • Photo of Lucas Dolinar

    Lucas Dolinar


  • Photo of Xusheng Zheng

    Xusheng Zheng


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Our partners

Autodesk is a leader in advanced manufacturing, Digital Construction, and entertainment software, providing free access to professional software and learning resources to WorldSkills experts and competitors for use in preparation and competition. As a trusted advisor to people preparing for the future of work, Autodesk supports 8 Digital Skills across the Categories Manufacturing & Engineering Technology (Skill 03, Skill 05, Skill 16, Skill 42, Skill 43, Skill 45, Skill 59), Construction & Building Technology (Skill 58) and Creative Arts & Fashion: (Skill 50). If you’d like to learn more about Autodesk and our Initiatives, take a look at our WorldSkills Partner Website.

INTAMSYS is a global leader in the additive manufacturing industry, providing industrial 3D printers, software, high-performance materials and printing services.

Occupational Standard

The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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