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Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674510

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674510.001.0001

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The Computerized Engineer and Architect

The Computerized Engineer and Architect

(p.104) Chapter 4 The Computerized Engineer and Architect
The Jobless Future

Stanley Aronowitz

William DiFazio

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter analyzes the effects of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) on engineering. In a study of CAD/CAM integration in the electronics and aircraft industries, author Paul Adler finds that the electronic industries are struggling to capitalize on the potential of this new technology. Complications and “bugs” in both hardware and software have led many experts to emphasize the negative effects of CAD. One impact of increased productivity of computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) has been the prediction that drafters will become obsolete because the engineer’s design automatically becomes the drawing, eliminating the drafting function.

Keywords:   CAD, CAM, CADD, Paul Adler, drafters, drafting

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