CAD stands for Computer Aided Design, also spelt CADD, meaning Computer Aided Design and Drafting. CAD is designed to replace the drawing board with a computer, printer or plotter and some CAD software. CAD draftsmen can use these tools to create drawings to a higher standard of precision and presentation than possible when drawing by hand. Draftsmen can also plot as many copies of the drawing as required and save it for future alterations and prints.
In the past, all of the designs, whether architectural, mechanical, or civil, would be made by hand on a set of blueprints or paper. These blueprints contained all the necessary information to correctly design the intended project. But the industry standard today is CAD. So in other words, there are a lot of blueprints that need to be updated or converted to CAD. This is where we get the term CAD conversion from. There are numerous organizations where technical data is treated as a critical asset. Efficient management of this data is important for the functioning of the business. Similarly, for companies where blueprints need to be created and stored, CAD conversion comes in handy. Converting hard copy paper work to electronic format makes archiving, retrieving, copying, editing, and sharing of the drawings easier.