The effectiveness of the 3D Computer aided design (CAD) approach in solving concurrent coplanar and non-coplanar vector systems over the traditional approach was analyzed. In each of these problems, 3D CAD was less time-consuming yet more accurate, because it just requires the application of proper CAD commands instead of manually scaled vector polygon construction. The 3D CAD approach also proved to be a very powerful approach for examining design alternatives. With the 3D CAD approach, the analysis of other vector systems required in engineering design can also be solved quickly. The combination of descriptive geometry with 3D CAD provides new possibilities for creative engineering design.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2000|
|Event||2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States|
Duration: Jun 18 2000 → Jun 21 2000