Best CAD Software for Beginners - Mechanical Engineering [PDF]
Written by Mohammed SHAFI
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Mechanical Softwares plays a vital role in the field of Mechanical Engineering. By considering this, I am going to present Best CAD Software for Beginners in the field of Mechanical Engineering with basic terms such as salary, working environment, System requirement to install any software, and the Download link for Student Version is also provided.
Mechanical Aspirants have a doubt on which software they need to work so that they can get the best job in the future that is after the completion of Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering students are striving hard to get a job in the real world because of various reasons. The reasons might be:
The student does not have any knowledge in his/her core subjects and sometimes the students are not at all aware of what the subjects are...? and this has to be reduced to get the job.
The students should know what would be his career after B-Tech. Unless and until he knows..., he should not think that he was in the real world.
The students must and should learn the basic software's in the field of Mechanical Engineering like AUTOCAD.
He should also aware of the other modelling and Analysis software's so that he can model an object and analyze it under the application of external forces.
Therefore, In this article, I will be exploring the best CAD Software for Mechanical Engineer to serve in the real world.
In Mechanical Engineering, Best CAD Software has to be learned. The Disciplines of any Best CAD Software consist of Sketching, the second is Modeling and the third is Analysis. The Mechanical Softwares which are dedicated to all the 3 modules are as follows.
Best CAD Software for Sketching:
There are many softwares in which sketching can be done but most of them use AUTOCAD as their primary concern. A detailed explanation about the basic CAD Software is as follows.
AUTOCAD stands for Computer-Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting which was developed and marketed by AUTODESK in 1982.
AUTOCAD is widely used across a wide range of companies or Industries by Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Graphic designers etc.to make their product much more efficient.
AUTOCAD has various versions starting from AUTOCAD Version 1.0 to AUTOCAD 2021 Version 24. It was mainly used in industries because of its 2D sketching or Drawing.
Salary of fresher's in AutoCAD:
The starting salary of engineers who are joined initially in small scale industries was 8000/-per month whereas in large scale industries it is around a 20000/-per month.
AUTOCAD Software System Requirements:
The System Requirements to install AUTOCAD 2021 Software are as follows.
For general purpose tools, we use ANSYS for meshing whereas if the component is large then it is much difficult to work with ANSYS software. So, for this, a seperate software was developed called Hypermesh.
For Meshing, Hypermeshis widely used. The body is said to have meshed under Coarse mesh, Medium Mesh, and Fine mesh. So, depending upon the accuracy, the type of mesh is being used.
Hypermesh Software System Requirements:
The System Requirements to install Hypermesh software are as follows.
6 or 8 core processor
Recommended 8 GB RAM for Gravity and 16GB RAM for HPD.
3 Button Mouse is required
There should be Graphics Card support.
Minimum screen resolution 1280 x 1024.
Less than a 1TB hard drive is sufficient.
Hypermesh Software Student Version:
You can download the student version of Hypermesh here
Best CAD Software for Analysis:
For Analysis, ANSYS is widely used. This software is mostly used to analyze a body under the application of loads.
The main aim is to determine the stresses developed in the body during the application of loads and we need to see that the stresses developed in the material should be less than the Vonmises stress of the material.
If it is less, then only the material is said to be safe else the material is of failure.
After Analysis, we need to determine the Directional stresses in X, Y & Z directions, Principal stresses in X, Y & Z directions, Shear stresses, etc.
Depending upon the results, the graphs are plotted.
Salary of fresher's in ANSYS:
Most companies did not recruit freshers directly into ANSYS. Instead of that, the fresher has to know about Hypermesh because Meshing is the key factor for analysis. If you have completed meshing on a component then 70% of the work is completed and the rest can be performed in ANSYS software.
If the freshers want to go to the design field and if they are interested in CAE, then I recommend joining in any of the coaching Institutes to work on Hypermesh. After that, go to the recruitment drive of ANSYS. They will surely select you because you had already known about meshing.
ANSYS Software System Requirements:
The System Requirements to install ANSYS software are as follows.
Must support on Windows 10, 64 bit.
4 GB or higher graphics card
16 GB-128 GB of RAM size
1 TB hard disk is minimum and you can go up to 2 TB.
Intel Core I5 and don't go with Intel I3.
ANSYS Software Student Version:
You can download the student version of ANSYS Software by clicking here.
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