NIC, CBSE to launch CollabCAD software to provide engineering solutions for students

at 5:42 pm

New Delhi (NVI): The National Informatics Centre (NIC) along with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will launch CollabCAD software tomorrow, to provide a total engineering solution for students and faculties of Engineering Graphics Curriculum.

According to an official statement, the computer-enabled software system is a solution from 2D drafting and detailing to 3D product design.

“The National Informatics Centre, CBSE, and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog will also jointly release a comprehensive e-book on CollabCAD 3D modeling,” the Ministry of Electronics & IT (Meity) said in a statement.

This e-book 1.0 is ready for release through the CollabCAD portal and will guide CAD students, beginners, and professionals in understanding and using the software, which was designed and authored by the CollabCAD Group of NIC, New Delhi.

The initiative aims to provide a great platform to students across the country to create and modify 3D digital designs with a free flow of creativity and imagination.

It will also enable students to collaborate over designs across the network and concurrently access the same design data for storage and visualization.

CBSE under the leadership of Chairman, Manoj Ahuja, IAS will introduce CollabCAD Software for Engineering Graphics (Subject Code 046) at the senior school level for Class XI and XII.

The software will be used for practical assignments as part of the subject curriculum for making different types of 3D designs and 2D drawings, the ministry said.

“Students from around 140 plus schools across the country and the schools in the Middle East (affiliated with CBSE) will have access to this software which can be used for practical projects and understanding concepts of Engineering Graphics,” it added.

Furthermore, NIC and CBSE will be signing an MOU for ‘CollabCAD Software Support and Training for Students and Faculty of Engineering Graphics’ in CBSE affiliated schools for a period of 10 years in the august presence of Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Meity.

This MOU aims to develop human resources and skills around CollabCAD software and popularize the software among the students and faculty.

Earlier in April last year, Neeta Verma, director general, NIC and R Ramanan, mission director – Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Niti Aayog jointly launched CollabCAD concurring with Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) Community Day. It was launched in tune with the requirements of the ‘Tinker from Home’ campaign for students of 5,000 plus schools across the country.

This event will be webcast at around 11:00 am will on the NIC Webcast ( platform and on NIC social media platforms, the statement added.