CAD101: Learning Onshape
CAD, or computer-aided design, is often used to create mechanical objects. If you’re a designer, drafter, architect, or engineer, chances are you may already be familiar with CAD. This type of software can be useful in all sorts of fields, from industrial design, mechanical design, architecture, and in fields such as aerospace engineering and astronautics. A CAD model can contain data like material properties and dimensions, as well as tolerances and manufacturing process specific information, making it a powerful tool in a designer's arsenal.
Onshape is one such CAD tool, with the added benefit of being not only cloud-based, but also free. While introductory, it has a powerful suite of over 100 design and assembly tools to choose from, and is very well suited for most introductory CAD applications. So step up your CAD game with Onshape. It's an excellent free software, easy to grasp and learn, and one we recommend that all makers learn how to use.