Designing for Overhead Line Electrification: CAD Changes Its Stripes?

One of the things that has intrigued me about the evolution of CAD software, has been the development of specialized software over the years. When I first got into the CAD field, there were already a fair amount of CAD packages out there, but most were just as the acronym implied, computer-aided drafting programs – tools for creating general drawings. Don’t get me wrong, the advent of utilizing a computer to create technical drawings, as opposed to using drafting boards, pencils, T-squares, templates and angles was a very welcome change. Those CAD programs were used for all types of projects: manufacturing, architectural, civil, structural, MEP and more. While you can still use most of today’s CAD software for all those types of projects as well, time has yielded very specialized CAD packages with tools...

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