The effectiveness of a CAD/CAM system within a given industrial context depends upon a large number of interrelated factors. These can be classified under two main headings: those that bear upon the technical operation of the system and those that relate to its social acceptability. If the facility is to be of benefit then it must perform the necessary design activities and the staff must be committed to using it. Without both the capability and the commitment, success cannot be achieved.
KeywordsDesign Process Design Activity System Effectiveness Product Development Cycle Development Cycle Time
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