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01/18/07 05:04 AM
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The greatest problem I see with CAD is it facilitates making images that are "too believable". Any undergrad ME student now can create a slick photo real image that management will eat up. Management tends to equate the time needed to create the image and the actual time to create the widget. It is counterintuitive to many that it is possible to create images of widgets that can’t be manufactured. I made this mistake when I first started using 3D CAD as my personal sketch pad, and allowing management to see my “sketches”. “Seeing is Believing” gets in the way of reality too many times in our business. The elevator example is perfect, it illustrates how what looks just fine at the 30,000 foot level (the pretty 3D rendition of a cute blond standing in a fully textured and ray traced image) but falls apart when actual tolerances and mating relationships are worked out to completion. From management’s point of view, the problem is “conceptually whipped”, with only minor details left to sort out. As a result, we are left to produce on a compressed schedule, leaving only enough time for an “average” solution. The old adage: “Quality, Speed, Cost; pick any two” is as valid today as it was in the days of Gum Arabic.




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*Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general?  08/15/06 09:39 AM
.*Effects of The Technological BoomRock Chopper  02/27/07 09:27 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Li dwurmfeld   01/18/07 05:04 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Li phamil1   01/26/07 02:37 PM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Li TheCamMan   01/30/07 12:44 PM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Li brian575   02/13/07 08:32 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Li jetero   01/27/07 08:23 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general? DubleDeuce   01/05/07 12:10 AM
.*Learn how to spellfrustrated reader  12/16/06 10:54 AM
.*FormationJose Luis  10/19/06 04:39 AM
.*Re: FormationJoe  10/19/06 06:57 AM
.*Re: CAD Deminishes QulaityTomL  10/20/06 07:59 AM
.*Re: CAD Deminishes QulaityTavi  10/21/06 06:39 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general? Ant'ny   10/07/06 06:45 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general?BrianS  10/11/06 09:32 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general?JOE  10/17/06 08:13 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general?Skyline  10/10/06 03:29 AM
.*I find the younger generation...BrianS  10/06/06 01:37 PM
.*Cad speeds up workARM  10/04/06 07:47 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general?BILL G.  10/04/06 06:59 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general? Tom Kirkman   09/06/06 05:39 AM
.*Interested engineerInterested Engineer  08/30/06 08:50 AM
.*past present and futuresamov  08/28/06 04:13 PM
.*CAD Dimish QualityTom  08/29/06 07:06 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of LiMike LaCroix  08/24/06 09:10 AM
.*not CAD's fault...Buzz  08/23/06 12:58 PM
.*Quality in Language and Writing - Proof readProof readere  08/23/06 07:54 AM
.*Re: Does CAD/CAM Technology Diminish Quality of Life and Quality in general?Norm Crawford  08/23/06 07:39 AM
.*It's About TimeSkyline  08/20/06 04:03 AM
.*THE CHECKERJoe  08/19/06 08:45 AM
.*Blame the process not the technology.Greg  08/17/06 02:07 PM
.*Golden Blend of 'Clicks ' and 'Bricks'Er Ramalingam K S  08/17/06 06:45 AM
.*Case In PointJ. T.  08/16/06 06:57 AM
.*Lower expectationsicconian  08/15/06 11:21 AM
.*JeffJeff  08/15/06 09:39 AM
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