from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of computer programs and systems to design detailed two- or three-dimensional models of physical objects, such as mechanical parts, buildings, and molecules.
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- n. the process of using drawings made by using a computer to design machines, buildings, etc.
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- n. software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
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Most of the main suppliers belong to these associations, which have been extremely important for disseminating such new concepts as statistical process control (SPC) and total quality control (TQC) in the late 1950s and early 1960s, value analysis (VA) and value engineering (VE) later in the 1960s, and computer-aided design (CAD) in the 1980s.15