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Bridging the culture gap between engineers and software developers during the joint development of a bespoke CAD system

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1 Author(s)
McPhater, N.S. ; CADCentre Ltd., Cambridge, UK

This article outlines experience gained during the joint development of COMPASS, a three-dimensional CADCAM system for sheet metal ductwork, by Henry Hargreaves and Sons Ltd. and CADCentre Ltd. It shows how a culture gap can exist between the engineering team and the CAD software development team and how this gap can be bridged for successful collaboration. It concludes with a number of lessons learned which may also be useful to other engineering companies and software developers about to embark on computer-aided design.

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Computer-Aided Engineering Journal  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 3 )