Authors: Kulwant S. Pawar, Johann C.K.H. Riedel
Addresses: Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. ' Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
Abstract: The research reported here arose from a survey of product design and CAD use in the mechanical engineering industry. The proportion and characteristics of CAD user firms were identified. The types of drawing and design analysis in use were investigated. The stage of the design process in which CAD was used was also examined. The impact of CAD on design modifications, standardisation, design-production co-ordination and integration was investigated. These analyses were compared with the achieved benefits of CAD to produce implications for further research into the management of CAD use.
Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; mechanical engineering industry; design process; product design; United Kingdom; UK.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1996 Vol.9 No.4, pp.219 - 228
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