Microcomputer Applications for CAD/CAM in Engineering Education

  • Y. C. Pao
Conference paper


For the development of robotics and factories in the future, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) plays a central role. Among the broad spectrum of topics covered in CIM, Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM [l~3]) are addressed in this paper. In particular, views on how should the CAD/CAM courses be taught in engineering colleges are expressed. Expected to have a major impact on advancement of robotics and factories in the future is the microcomputer applications for engineering education of CAD/CAM in response to the rapid increase in availability of microcomputers at homes, in schools, and in the laboratories and factories.


Trade Mark Engineering Student Interactive Graphic International Electrotechnical Commission Display Monitor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Y. C. Pao, Elements of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, John Wiley, New York, 1984.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. P. Groover and E. W. Zimmers, Jr. CAD/CAM Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1984.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    M. F. Hordeski, CAD/CAM Techniques, Reston Publishing, Reston, Virginia, 1986.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    AutoCAD is a trade mark of AutoDesk, Incorporated, Sausalito, California 94965.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    VersaCAD is,a trade mark of VersaCAD Corporation, Huntington Beach, California 92647.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Lotus 1-2-3 is a trade mark of Lotus Development Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    WordPerfect is a trade mark of Satellite Software International, Orem, Utah 84057.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Y. C. Pao, Introduction to Interactive Microcomputer Applications, a 500*-page manuscript being reviewed by major textbook publishers.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Y. C. Pao, “Teaching An Introductory CAD Course with the System-Engineering Approach,” CoED Journal, American Society for Engineering Education, Vol. 5, 1985.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    D. J. Wilde, Globally Optimal Design, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1978.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    R. H. Cannon, Jr., Dynamics of Physical Systems, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Y. C. Pao and L. C. Chang, “Manipulating Transfer Functions of Engineering Systems Using Interactive Graphics,” Computers in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 3, 1985.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Y. C. Pao, A First Course in Finite Element Analysis, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    K. S. Fu, R. C. Gonzalez, and C. S. G. Lee, Robotics; Control, Sensing, Vision, and Intelligence, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1987.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    L. C. Chang, Probabilistic Error Model of Robot End -Effector’s Dynamic State, Ph. D. Dissertation, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1987. (Advisor: Dr. Y. C. Pao)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    P. Mulvey and R. Sheftic, “Information Flow on the Factory Floor: A Network for Automation,” Compuetrs in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 5, 1986.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. C. Pao
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NebraskaLincolnUSA

Personalised recommendations