Basic concepts of CAD - CAD workstation - principles of computer graphics - graphics programming - mechanical drafting package.

Advanced modeling techniques - surface modeling - solid modeling, rendering methods. CAD/CAM data base development and data base management systems.

Principles of optimum design - CAD optimization techniques, Application of CAD - computer-aided process planning - post processing - NC code generation - principles of computer aided engineering and concurrent engineering.

Computer aided manufacturing, programming and interface hardware – computer aided process monitoring - adaptive control, on-line search strategies.

Production systems at the operation level - computer generated time standards - machinability data systems - cutting conditions optimization - production planning - capacity planning - shop floor control - computer integrated manufacturing systems, system components, application.


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