As a product design or an engineering company, you need to be able to precisely and professionally present your ideas to both the client and third parties who are engaged in construction or fabrication.
This is where computer-aided drafting, or CAD, comes in. CAD is the method in which the dimensions, scale, and important minutiae of the project are outlined and visually presented utilizing computer software.
The CAD model is basically a visual summary of all the estimations and considerations you have done behind the scenes. Without an accurate draft, the client would not have confidence in your design if it cannot be completely communicated, regardless of how detailed you know it to be.