Computer Aided Design

Usually applied to that part of CAE which has to do with the drawing or physical layout steps of engineering design.

Feature-based CAD/CAM

Construction methodology. It means the model is constructed using 3-D objects (features), as opposed to individual lines, arcs, splines and surfaces.

Parametric-based CAD/CAM

Model features can be driven by rules or parameters set up by the user. They can be dimensions, geometric constraints, equations and design tables.

See also: Computer Aided Engineering.

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