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5 Exercises to Strengthen Your CAD Knowhow

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Surely by now you’ve gotten the memo: Computer-aided design (CAD) skills will only grow more important as an array of technologies digitalize design, engineering, and manufacturing processes, redefining how ideas become reality. It’s time to take the plunge, whether that means gaining foundational skills or tuning up old knowledge to grow in new directions.

But it can be hard to know where to start, given all the CAD programs out there and a multiplying landscape of sub-specialties—e.g., additive manufacturing (AM), generative design, or digital twinning. The key, then, to sidestepping overwhelm is to zero in on the in-demand CAD skills at your organization, or the specific skills that will take your career in the desired direction.

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