Authors: Laszlo Nemes
Addresses: Division of Manufacturing Technology, Melbourne Laboratory, CSIRO, Preston, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: The major obstacle in the way of the wide industrial diffusion of computer-aided design systems is the present level of human-machine communication. Each CAD product has a different human interface, and each is bedevilled with limited input functions, low-level communication with the designer, and low-bandwidth date input methods. The paper summarises the aspects of designer-design system communication and the various action platforms the designers must work on. All these requirements are illustrated with the research results of number of authors. As a conclusion, a new type of designers| workbench is envisaged.
Keywords: CAD; computer-aided design; new components; user interface; human-machine interface; HMI; design engineering; designers| workbench.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1990 Vol.3 No.3, pp.156 - 160
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