CAD is the ultimate engineering tool for solving all kinds of design problems, right?
Well, maybe, but it only helps if users first have a feel for engineering, and second, know how to work with the tool. Roy Burmeister, Jr., senior product designer at Hutchinson Fluid Transfer Systems Inc. (Troy, MI), has that feel and knows how to use the tool, and he has advice for others that's worth reading.
Based on his experience designing with AutoCAD, CATIA, and Pro/ENGINEER, he has developed what he calls "The seven deadly sins of CAD." Here they are:
Separation between systems administration and the CAD department. Having someone who knows both design and administration leading both groups avoids conflicting priorities.
Got any of your own "sins" to add to Roy's list? Speak out so we can all learn to use CAD more effectively.