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InstitutionEgerton UniversityCAD / CAMOwino.George, Ph.DCHAPTER 1INTRODUCTION TO CAD & CAM1.1 IntroductionIn general, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) package has three components: a) Design,b) Analysis, and c) Visualization, as shown in the sketch. A brief description of thesecomponents follows.a) Design: Design refers to geometric modeling, i.e., 2-D and 3-D modeling, including,drafting, part creation, creation of drawings with various views of the part, assembliesof the parts, etc.b) Analysis: Analysis refers to finite element analysis, optimization, and other numbercrunching engineering analyses. In general, a geometric model is first created andthen the model is analyzed for loads, stresses, moment of inertia, and volume, etc.c) Visualization: Visualization refers to computer graphics, which includes: rendering amodel, creation of pie charts, contour plots, shading a model, sizing, animation, etc.DesignAnalysisVisualizationComponents of Computer Aided DesignComputer Aided Design in Mechanical Engineering1-1Chapter1 IntroductionEach of these three areas has been extensively developed in the last 30 years. Severalbooks are written on each of these subjects and courses are available through theacademic institutions and the industry.Most commercial CAD packages (software) consist of only a single component: designor analysis or visualization. However, a few of the vendors have developed an integratedpackage that includes not only the

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