The Use of Computer Systems and Software Tools for Modelling Products

Clive D. Mockford
1988, Vol. 20, No. 3,

Abstract


With a recent major enhancement of the facilities for computer aided engineering on the Loughborough campus all undergraduate students in the Department of Design and Technology have access to a powerful range of software tools running on sophisticated hardware. As designers, dealing with a variety of technological projects it is essential that students in Design and Technology are introduced to these facilities and are made aware of the advantages and limitations of this type of resource. Through learning about how to use these design tools during project work, students have the opportunity to assess the capabilities of the software and to exercise discrimination when it comes to selecting which resource to use for a particular application.


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