The Efficiency of 1st year Mechanical Engineering Students in being exposed to both 2D and 3D CAD software versus only being exposed to 2D CAD Software: A Comparative Study (CAD-Engineering Software)

Harrison Amirtharj.


Mechanical Engineering students are exposed to drawing both 2D and 3D using CAD software in their curriculum. Recently, 2nd Year Mechanical Engineering students from Roever Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India scored poorly in 5 skills namely Theoretical and Conceptual Knowledge, Visualization skill, Working Knowledge, Speed and Accuracy of Drawing even when their capabilities are beyond those scores. When enquired on this, the students stated that the exposure to both 2D and 3D CAD software to develop the five skills should have been acquired at the 1st Year itself, which became the need of the study.


Mechanical Engineering students; 2D- 2 Dimensional; 3D- 3 Dimensional; CAD- Computer Aided Design

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