The most common and early usage of CAD includes manufacturing and Cutting Edge Laser released the infographic with details of the history, utility and gradual development of the software. The various major CAD developments has turned it to be the most trusted and preferred 3D designing software.
The journey of CAD began in 1950 with the requirement of US Air Force to develop graphical systems to simulate ground environments. In 1960 Sketchpad was developed and 3D CAD was developed just five years later. In 1981 and 1982 the largest producers of CAD software like Dassault Systèmes (SolidWorks)
The new Infographic on CAD also includes a brief section on the future of CAD. The article concludes with a belief that instead of working with 3D objects in a 2D environment, CAD is moving towards a 3D design environment.