Title: Computer-aided design: what managers need to know to make it an effective tool

Authors: Faizul Huq, Ziaul Huq

Addresses: College of Business Administration, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA. College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 60th & Dodge St, CBA 502F, Omaha, NE 68182, USA

Abstract: This paper explores Computer-Aided Design (CAD) design technology from the stand-point of managers and executives. The capabilities and benefits of CAD are discussed in terms of how CAD can assist companies in becoming more product and cost competitive. Related papers in the literature are surveyed connected to the problems with CAD and the difficulty in implementing a new CAD system. The overall intent of the paper is to provide an executive level discussion on why and how CAD systems can be utilised most effectively.

Keywords: computer-aided design (CAD); computer aided manufacturing (CAM).

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1999.000210

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1999 Vol.12 No.2/3/4/5, pp.257-267

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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