CAD is a computer aided design program that was made for engineers, drafters, and others to create precision drawings or technical illusions. CAD can be used to create 2-D drawings and 3-D models. Last year the Beaver Island robotics team used paper to draw out their parts taking up more time then they needed to. This year the team is switching to the CAD program to help with the designs of the robot. Although it takes up time to learn the program to designing the robot after we learn the program, designing, and building the robot should go faster. A downfall of using CAD is that we must pay for it every year. Another downfall of using CAD is if it crashes and we forget to save and we lose everything we were working on. The upside to using CAD is the time we get save designing the robot so we are not rushing to build the robot at the last minute.