- `Old-fashioned' architects leap to the cutting edge. Bennett, Tom // Architectural Record;Jun1993, Vol. 181 Issue 6, p75
Narrates how a Seattle architectural firm switched to computerization. Clients requesting projects to be submitted in computerized format; Educating employees in computer aided design (CAD); Designing the appropriate CAD system; Rise in productivity; Visualization tools; Computerization as...
- Planning for the 21st century. Smith, Andy // Architectural Record;Jun1993, Vol. 181 Issue 6, p78
Looks into the experiences of Lord Aeck & Sargent architectural firm in shifting to computerization. Cost breakdown of computer purchases; Drafting tools; Staff training; Team play; Matrix management structure; Moving to a complete integration of construction documents and building-systems...
- Point-and click drawing. Ryan, Jim // Model Airplane News;Feb98, Vol. 126 Issue 2, p80
Presents information on methods used to import a paper 3-view into a CAD environment. Identification of the methods used; Impact of the choosing of the methods; What is a digitizer tablet; Association of this tablet with CAD work.
- CAD in Europe. Hars, Adele // Computer Graphics World;May96, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p21
Focuses on the state of computer-aided design (CAD) in Europe. Differences among CAD users within Europe; Comparison of American and European CAD users; Heavy emphasis on the integration of production processes in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region; Importance of three-dimensional design;...
- Why choose mechanical CAD? Unrein, Fred // Plumbing & Mechanical;Jun97, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p74
Discusses the advantages of using computer-aided designs (CAD) in building projects. CAD capability a prerequisite for projects; Prefabrication and modification of spool pieces; Automatic bill of materials; Response time to design changes; Flexibility in value engineering.
- Grading CAD exercises. Steinbach, Gary M. // Tech Directions;Feb95, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p48
Presents ways of grading computer-aided design (CAD) exercises. Sample CAD grading system; Types of exercises.
- Has CAD killed the designer? Excell, Jon // Design Engineering;Mar1997, p25
Presents the views of various design engineers on whether computer aided design systems have de-skilled the design process. Description of the functions that CAD systems took over; Views of Jim Wilson of Lucassen Young and David Young of IBIS.
- OpenDWG Alliance formed to make CAD files accessible. // Control Engineering;Mar98, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p62
Reports on computer-aided design (CAD) vendors and users' formation of the OpenDWG Alliance to share expertise on the DWG file format. Alliance's promotion of Autodesk's DWG drawing file format as an open industry standard for the exchange of CAD drawings.
- Solid modeling add-on for CAD. Jordan, John M.; Bradbury, Johanna L. // Modern Machine Shop;Apr98, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p180
Reports on the availability of computer software Desktop Companion for streamlining creation of feature-based solids inside Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2.0 and AutoCAD Release 14. Capabilities; Features; Manufacturer; Contact information.
- Fast track to model display. Schulman, Michael // Computer-Aided Engineering;Nov97, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p52
Presents techniques on how to speed-up the display of mechanical computer-aided design models. Includes the creation of multiple representations for a scene; Occlusion culling process which is powerful in computer-aided design applications.