Integrated CAD and the implications for design practice

Masine M. Tap, Ian Black

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The paper reports on specific work carried out using the initial graphics exchange specification (IGES) for data transfer between two proprietary minicomputer-based and microcomputer-based computer-aided design (CAD) systems. The purpose of this work was to pinpoint and highlight the problems that may, and can, arise through performing detailed reflection, transmission and closed-loop tests using IGES translation. As a consequence, the implications of these results for 'integrated' mechanical design practice are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalComputer-Aided Engineering Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989

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