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Engineering System Components

15 January, 2016 - 09:50

Two components are shown under engineering in Figure 14.2: computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE). Because of their close relationships to each other, it is not uncommon to talk about CAD/CAE as a single element. The objectives of CAD/CAE are to:

  • Improve design productivity
  • Reduce design lead time
  • Enhance design quality
  • Facilitate access to and storage of product designs
  • Make the design of multiple products more efficient by eliminating redundant design effort
  • Execute design changes almost immediately through the use of electronic messaging to notify the shop floor