Interactive Graphics in CAD

  • Authors
  • Yvon Gardan
  • Michel Lucas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Yvon Gardan, Michel Lucas
    Pages 7-8
  3. Yvon Gardan, Michel Lucas
    Pages 23-49
  4. Yvon Gardan, Michel Lucas
    Pages 51-125
  5. Yvon Gardan, Michel Lucas
    Pages 127-164
  6. Yvon Gardan, Michel Lucas
    Pages 165-211
  7. Yvon Gardan, Michel Lucas
    Pages 213-248
  8. Richard G. Budynas
    Pages 249-288
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 289-296

About this book


In a society in which the use of information technology is becoming commonplace it is natural that pictures and images produced by elec­ tronic means should be increasing in importance as a means of com­ munication. Computer graphics have only recently come to the atten­ tion of the general public, mainly through animated drawings, advertise­ ments and video games. The quality of the pictures is often such that, unless informed of the fact, people are unaware that they are created with the help of computers. Some simulations, those developed in con­ nection with the space shuttle for example, represent a great and rapid progress. In industry, computer graphic techniques are used not only for the presentation of business data, but also in design and manufacture processes. Such computer-assisted systems are collectively represented by the acronym CAX. In CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design/manufacture), interactive graphic techniques have attained considerable importance. In CAD/CAM systems a dialogue can be established between the user and the machine using a variety of easy to operate communication devices. Due to the recent developments in hardware and software (for modelling, visual display, etc), a designer is now able to make decisions based on the information presented (plans, perspective drawings, graphics, etc) with the help of interactive, graphic techniques. These constitute the most visible and perhaps most spectacular aspect of CAD/CAM systems.


computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) construction electronics finite element method geometric modelling mechanism model modeling software visualization

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8958-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5578-3
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