Last issue, I discussed how we are slowly (at least in comparison with Moore's Law) learning to use our personal computers for more than just the automation of manual tasksthat is, we have moved from "digital typewriter" to "desktop publisher" and from "digital calculator" to "spreadsheet." In engineering, the transition to "computer-aided design," and not just "computer-aided drafting" has been particularly long and slow.
What is in this article?:
- Joel Orr: Let the Computer Do More of It!
- Joel Orr commentary: The Computer-Aided Engineer