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Computer-Aided Engineering Journal

Issue 6 • Date December 1986

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  • News

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 222 - 224
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  • PCB design and manufacture - the need for integration standards

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 225 - 228
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    Advances in information technology provide the key to the continuing success of producers of all types of electronic equipment. For true computer integrated manufacturing, as many processes as possible will be computer based, and there will be a requirement for interchange between processes. The success of CIM will depend on data the effectiveness of standards, particularly in the areas of communication and data representation. View full abstract»

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  • Optimising CAD usage in small manufacturing companies by parametric programming

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 229 - 234
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    Although parametric programming can achieve significant improvements regarding the productivity of a CAD system, small manufacturing companies seldom make adequate use of this facility. This paper discusses some of the terms in common usage in CAD programming and examines the use of parametric programs. The relative merits and costs of programming are discussed, together with a description of a management approach for developing and implementing parametric programs. The paper concludes with a detailed case study which illustrates the investment required for effective parametric programming and provides a statement of the significant gains in productivity which have been obtained. View full abstract»

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  • Mechanical CAE system design databases

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 235 - 239
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    Current mechanical CAE systems consist of suites of application programs, with mechanisms for passing geometric data between the various programs, and with a conventional database responsible for managing the mass of design files created and maintained by these programs. As there can be substantial data redundancy in such systems, the user must take responsibility for the integrity of the data by ensuring that changes are correctly rippled through each of the application programs. This paper reviews current practice, and considers ways in which CAE systems might develop to relieve users of this burden. View full abstract»

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  • Towards integration of computer-aided design, manufacture and production mangement

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 240 - 244
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    The development of `islands of automation┬┐┬┐ was in many ways an inevitable result of the implementation of an emergent automation technology by manufacturing companies organised as a series of independently administered departments. At the time of introduction there were even benefits to this approach to new technology. However, the need to extend automation into areas as yet untouched has led to the requirement of a strategic plan to link these islands. View full abstract»

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  • Products

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 245 - 247
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