CAD systems get even smarter speed, speed up product development

Studt, Tim
April 1995
R&D Magazine;Apr95, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p25
Trade Publication
Reports on the development of computer-aided design (CAD) systems. Expanded role of CAD software focusing on complete customer solutions; Addition of intelligence and analysis functions; Analysis functions provided by third-party suppliers; Autodesk's exhibition of CD-ROM-based database of specifications on off-the-shelf parts from 17 manufacturers. INSET: How to buy CAD software..


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