ERIC Number: ED246280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-3
Reference Count: 0
A Multidisciplinary Research Team Approach to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) System Selection. Final Report.
Franken, Ken; And Others
A multidisciplinary research team was assembled to review existing computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems for the purpose of enabling staff in the Design Drafting Department at Linn Technical College (Missouri) to select the best system out of the many CAD systems in existence. During the initial stage of the evaluation project, researchers methodically reviewed over 70 books, pamphlets, newsletters, and periodicals concerning CAD hardware and programs. After selecting 54 systems for further study, the researchers developed a 108-item evaluation instrument designed to compare each of the 54 systems according to the specific criteria for CAD performance within Linn Technical College. Based on the results of this comparison, the research team recommended that the Design Drafting Department purchase the Tektronix Plot 2D CAD system. (Appended to this report are a detailed outline of the evaluation effort, a summary of the background qualifications of the research team members, a bibliography on CAD systems, sample correspondence, minutes of the research team meetings, the evaluation instrument, and two display problems.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Career and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Linn Technical Coll., MO.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Drafting; Evaluation Research; Multidisciplinary Teams; Research Teams