Computer-aided technologies


Computer-aided technologies
Illustration of the interaction of the various computer-aided technologies.
CAx tools in the context of product lifecycle management

Computer-aided technologies (CAx)[1] is a broad term that means the use of computer technology to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacture of products.

Advanced CAx tools merge many different aspects of the product lifecycle management (PLM), including design, finite element analysis (FEA), manufacturing, production planning, product testing with virtual lab models and visualization, product documentation, product support, etc. CAx encompasses a broad range of tools, both those commercially available and those proprietary to individual engineering firms.

The term CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) is also often used in the context of a software tool that covers a number of engineering functions.

List of computer-aided technologies

A CAD model
Simulation of airflow over an engine

See also

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Computer-aided design — CAD and CADD redirect here. For other uses, see CAD (disambiguation) and CADD (disambiguation). Example 2D CAD drawing …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided manufacturing — CAD model and CNC machined part Computer aided manufacturing (CAM) is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of workpieces.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided lean management — Computer aided lean management, in business management, is a methodology of developing and using software controlled, lean systems integration. Its goal is to drive innovation towards cost and cycle time savings. It attempts to create an… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided audit tools — Computer assisted audit techniques or computer aided audit tools (CAATS), also known as computer assisted audit tools and techniques (CAATTs), is a growing field within the financial audit profession. CAATTs is the practice of using computers to… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided mural — (CAM) is the use of computer technology for designing mural art and wall decoration resulting in the frescography procedure, which was 1998 invented by German muralist Rainer Maria Latzke.[1] CAM may be used to design completely individual… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided quality — assurance (CAQ) is the engineering application of computers and computer controlled machines for the definition and inspection of the quality of products.This includes: *Measuring equipment management *Goods inward inspection *Vendor rating… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided quality assurance — (CAQ) is the engineering application of computers and computer controlled machines for the definition and inspection of the quality of products. This includes: Measuring equipment management Goods inward inspection Vendor rating Attribute chart… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided software engineering — Example of a CASE tool. Computer aided software engineering (CASE) is the scientific application of a set of tools and methods to a software system which is meant to result in high quality, defect free, and maintainable software products.[1] It… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided production engineering — CAPE International Conference logo Computer aided production engineering (CAPE) is a relatively new and significant branch of engineering. Global manufacturing has changed the environment in which goods are produced. Meanwhile, the rapid… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer-aided dispatch — The CAD system of a fire department on a busy day. The line at the bottom is about to be dispatched. (Note:addresses have been changed for privacy reasons.) Computer assisted dispatch, also called Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), is a method of… …   Wikipedia


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.