- Engineering & Materials
- Industrial and production engineering
- Computer-aided design and manufacturing
Computer-aided design and manufacturing
White, K. Preston, Jr. Department of Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Richards, Larry G Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Advantages of automation
- Computer-integrated manufacturing
- CAD technology
- Analysis programs
- Advances in manufacturing
- Automated materials handling
- Flexible manufacturing systems
- Globally distributed manufacturing
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The application of digital computers in engineering design and production. Computer-aided design (CAD) refers to the use of computers in converting the initial idea for a product into a detailed engineering design. The evolution of a design typically involves the creation of geometric models of the product, which can be manipulated, analyzed, and refined. In CAD, computer models and graphics replace the sketches and engineering drawings traditionally used to visualize products and communicate design information.
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