Cronk, Frank; Dacey, Jill
January 1992
Surface Design Journal;Winter92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p9
Trade Publication
The article describes the Macintosh-based computer technology available to the textile and apparel industry in the early 1990s. The author defines computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM), computer aided engineering (CAE), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). The author mentions the availability of CAD/CAM software for IBM-compatible computers, but focuses on technology available for computers from Apple Inc., particularly the Macintosh (Mac). Various computer terms are described in detail, including hardware, the central processing unit (CPU), and storage memory. A list of available software for the Mac is also presented and reviewed, including Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word, and Escher-Sketch.


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