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CAD Systems Present and Future

  • D. A. Lowther
  • P. P. Silvester

Abstract

Engineering is said to be the art of coordinating men, machines, and materials to produce useful goods and services. It includes both scientific and managerial components so engineering computing must reflect the characteristics of both. Development of the CAD art, from computer- aided analysis (which it was in the early 1970s) to computer-aided engineering (which it might become in the late 1980s), is moving it steadily closer to the professional practice of engineering. Software for computer-aided design, which in the seventies amounted to straightforward scientific applications programs, has increasingly begun to take on the system orientation associated with business operating systems in the past.

Keywords

File Content Graphic Input File Structure Graphic Device File Management 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Lowther
    • 1
  • P. P. Silvester
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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