TITLE

A change for the better

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, Special Section p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that industrial and product designers are not aliens, just different kinds of engineers who, in the main, are trained in an engineering discipline prior to completing their training as designers. Consequently, just like FE analysts and manufacturing engineers they must have a grounding in popular/core CAD/CAM software like CATIA, NX (Unigraphlcs), PTC or SolidWorks. The designers who see themselves as different are the so-called stylists. These people tend to favor complicated software tools like Alias, ICEM or similar high end surfacing codes that started life in the automotive industry, because they feel that started life in the automotive industry, because they feel that ordinary CAD tools don't have the advanced surfacing capability necessary to capture the complex output of their imagination.
ACCESSION #
15359220

 

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