The introduction of this groundbreaking technology in the 1950s changed how many businesses approached design, engineering, and manufacturing. Initially used by only a small number of industries, CAD in the twenty-first century has become a part of nearly every facet of modern life.
Explores the use of computers in the design process of many products and applications. Initially used by only a small number of industries, CAD in the twenty-first century has become a part of nearly every facet of modern life. It is a valuable tool not only for engineers but also for artists, doctors, and entertainers. This volume includes 110 entries arranged in A to Z order to help make finding a topic of interest easy. Entries related to basic principles and concepts include a list of the fields of study covered by the article; an abstract that provides a brief, concrete summary of the topic and its significance; a list of key concepts with definitions, important to a proper understanding of the topic; a detailed essay that provides extensive background on the topic and explores its significance to the field of computer-aided design; and a list of further reading for those who wish to pursue the topic in more depth.Homepage