The phases of engineering design
As well as that of many areas of engineering design in general, the phases of aircraft design may be simplified into three broad categories: the conceptual design, the preliminary design and the detailed design. Each phase has to be approached using appropriate design tools.
The role of Computer Aided Design
One of the most recurring disciplines in most of the engineering design contexts relates the solid modeling. CAD passed, during its evolutionary history, from the role of electronic drawing board at the beginning of the 80s to the modern role of 3D solid modeler. In the last decade a further generational leap occurred with the introduction of the parametric philosophy. Today CAD tools are not just software that allow you to virtually create the object, display it in 3D, verify the consistency of the final product and quickly realize 2D drawing views. The potentialities introduced by the geometries parameterization have made CADs powerful design tools capable of interacting with the most sophisticated multidisciplinary design procedures and to speed up all the design process. This generational gap has brought about the need for cultural adaption, which the role of the designer now have to take on.
What we can do for youIn order to effectively take advantage of the potentialities deriving from the integration of the multidisciplinary design methodologies, the historic separated roles of designer, developer and analyst lose their sense. The requirement to incorporate the same role with skills of strong interacting disciplines (CAD, CAE, MDO) is now imposed.
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