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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

CAD The End, or the Means?

“To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

Oscar Wilde

It's an interview with Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters fame in Popular Mechanics, and he how he views the use of CAD software on projects. (see link HERE)

Now the astute will point out how he used Solidworks on his project, and you might start poking fun at the Inventor guy for how the 'SWX' word was used on my blog.

Poke away, says I. But it's not the name of the software in the upper left hand side of the applications screen that matters. I happen to agree with him wholeheartedly.

I agree that Mr. Hyneman's got a point whether your using products from Dassault (Solidworks, CATIA), Autodesk (Inventor, Showcase, Revit), or Siemens (UG, Solidedge).

The tool is just translating the ideas of the person sitting in the computer. It may help us get there, but it's not going to make us smarter (darn it).

In any case, there's no sense in me reiterating what Jaime said, I hope you enjoy the link!

Happy Inventing, no matter what the app name says!

And finally, a special thanks to 'Help4Engineers' in Twitterverse for posting this interesting link.

Jonathan Landeros
KETIV Technologies.
It's back. AMA 2009!

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