The first computer-aided engineering systems were actually automated drafting systems used for generating design drawings. Later, computer-aided manufacturing systems automated the generation of numerical-control output for machine tools. Increased quality, shorter development cycle times, and lower costs are crucial to ensure manufacturability and to bring products to market sooner. These CAD/CAM systems did not address the area with the greatest potential for reducing development time and costs—which is design (Potter, 1989).
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