The Design team is a large subteam in Paradigm Shift, where students have to design a robot for the FRC. The students utilize CAD, or Computer Aided Design, to design the robot and to make sure that the robot fits the size constraints described by the FRC Game Manual. Another goal of the Design Team is to make sure that whatever the Build Team creates for the robot fits in the CAD implementation.
How It Works:
The Design Team uses a computer design software, known as Inventor to design and build the plans of the robot. The Design team then hands off the plans to the build team and makes sure that the correct parts are being made.
The reason that CAD is so important is because it provides the plans for building the robot. Without the plans, the build team would not know the exact specification for each part.