The teaching of CAD — a review of the proceedings of a conference held at Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic, April 1982

  • R. Schofield
  • D. F. Sheldon
  • F. Weeks


The increasing application of CAD systems in UK industry is considered and the implications of this for higher education are reviewed. Current and projected ideas for the teaching of CAD in polytechnics have been drawn from the papers and discussion at the Newcastle conference. These are presented within the themes of expertise required, curriculum implications, teaching experiences, the use of packages and resource implications.


Keynote Address Resource Implication Orthographic Projection Engineering Drawing Geometry Program 
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© The CADCAM Association 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Schofield
    • 1
  • D. F. Sheldon
    • 2
  • F. Weeks
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLeeds PolytechnicLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringHuddersfield PolytechnicQueensgate, HuddersfieldUK
  3. 3.School of Power EngineeringNewcastle upon Tyne PolytechnicNewcastleUK

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