ERIC Number: ED392904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
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Schools (Students) Exchanging CAD/CAM Files over the Internet.
Mahoney, Gary S.; Smallwood, James E.
This document discusses how students and schools can benefit from exchanging computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) files over the Internet, explains how files are exchanged, and examines the problem of selected hardware/software incompatibility. Key terms associated with information search services are defined, and several communication services (including electronic mail, online discussion groups, and multimedia information services) are described. The specific procedures for connecting to the Internet in the following ways are detailed: making a direct connection, connecting through someone else's gateway, using a direct service provider, and using an indirect service provider. The unique characteristics of CAD/CAM files are listed along with minimum hardware and software required to transfer them. The following potential benefits to students of exchanging CAD/CAM files via the Internet are discussed: contacting experienced and expert individuals in diverse fields, building teams across geographic distance, and accessing archived information. Common hardware and/or software incompatibility problems that may be encountered during attempts to exchange CAD/CAM files and ways of resolving them are illustrated through the example of a project to exchange files between Berea College and Morehead State University in Kentucky. Contains 11 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 1995).