1973-02-01

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD): An Advanced Designer's Tool 730934

Computer graphics has become the bridge between the computer and the designer. McDonnell Douglas' CADD system was originally developed for parts layout and solutions to geometry problems, and this restriction was maintained until recently so development could be controlled. Now, with the maturing of the system, several disciplines are converting the computer graphics design package to their special applications.Recent advances in computer graphics software have been adapted to advanced design. The integration of these disciplines has required a number of changes in design techniques in order to evolve and evaluate a conceptual configuration. However, the time savings alone will allow advanced design teams to define and analyze more configurations earlier in the design cycle, resulting in much greater design visibility and with greater accuracy.

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