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Using computer software as a tool to create and improve manufacturing projects from ship-building to the aerospace industry.
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.
A leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, WorldSkills Competitors use Inventor® 3D CAD software to develop their projects as it would be done in a commercial engineering department. Autodesk also provides competitors and mentors software and learning materials.
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.