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A practical guide suitable for home metalworkers and model engineers
Computer-aided design (CAD) technology is essential for modern design and manufacture in the workshop. With software more practical, affordable, and accessible than ever, there has never been a better time to learn how to get the most out of CAD. Whether a reader is new to CAD or ready to try more advanced software, this practical guide gives a thorough introduction to the technology and how to greatly enhance design and manufacture in the workshop. It covers design techniques—not restricted to any CAD software package, software selection, and the conventions of technical drawing. It offers case studies demonstrating the application of different CAD techniques for a range of projects.
About the Author
Neill Hughes is a professional mechanical engineer with many years of practical industrial experience. He has worked on projects ranging from the design and development of bespoke production-line machinery, to product design for manufacture and prototype development. He currently works both as a freelance designer and as a lecturer in engineering design and computer-aided design.