Analysis of CAX-Interdependencies for An EfficientBusiness-Oriented Training

DS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 10, Design Education and Lifelong Learning, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Troll, Alexander; Zapf, Jochen; Rieg, Frank
Series: ICED
Section: Design Education and Lifelong Learning
Page(s): 183-194


Modern engineering in combination with an effective business can only be managed when there is an efficient way to handle modern tools supporting the product development process. With extended use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) there is a demand, not only to exchange mere engineering data but also for reasonable linking of the single tools needed. The vast amount of commercial and customized programs and their mostly uncharted interactions can delay the time to market. This necessitates special employee training as a key issue. With training on the job being too late to internalize the basic principles of CAx-education as well as project management issues, the academic teaching concepts have to be analyzed and revised to meet the requirements of today's design processes.

Keywords: : academic training, computer aided engineering, data exchange, teaching concept


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