Six years of teaching computer-aided design at the University of Stellenbosch

  • H. F. Harris


This paper examines the course entitled ‘Computer-Aided Design’ given to fourth year mechanical engineering students.

For reasons which are explained, a broader view than normal is taken of what CAD is, and the course consists of the following:
  1. (a)

    Optimization applied to design

  2. (b)

    Interactive computing for design

  3. (c)

    Introduction to computer graphics

  4. (d)

    Computer-aided NC programming


A description of the computer facilities available is given, and some programming projects which have been used are described.


Computer Graphic Delta Wing Propeller Blade Interactive Computing Spring Design 
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  1. Mischke, C R (1968) An introduction to computer aided design. Prentice-Hall; Englewood Cliffs, New JerseyGoogle Scholar

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© The CADCAM Association 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. F. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniverdity of StellenboschStellenboschSouth Africa

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