It could be argued that there are several generic types of modelling, in the order of the increasing need of discipline these resemble the following:
Over the years I have experienced many challenges for 3D modelling; which today includes:
Even though CAD is an acronym for computer aided design it is invariably used to refer to computer aided drafting; its use in design is very much in its infancy.
With the demise of design using 'traditional' methods there is a trend towards letting the computer determine the concept configuration. This may be acceptable but the practice is not a substitute for practical knowledge when reverse engineering.
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