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ERIC Number: ED236353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 15
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Vocational "CAD" Education at the Indian Valley Vocational Center, Sandwich, Illinois.
Schwendau, Mark
Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) has implemented the first vocational computer-aided design (CAD) program in the state of Illinois. The CADAPPLE turnkey system is used by students to do drafting problems assigned from their self-paced workbook "CAD-Tutor." A buddy system allows for students to alternate weeks as operators and observers. The CADAPPLE system provides eight primitives (geometric objects) that can be combined into more complex groups, supports five different input modes, and maintains coordinate data to an accuracy of over six digits. Since IVVC's primary objective is to provide entry-level job training, offering CAD instruction is justified. While critics of the CADAPPLE turnkey CAD system have dubbed it a toy because it runs off of an Apple computer, others have said that it provides an inexpensive way of training CAD operators who receive more advanced training on the job. Constant updating of the software shows improvement based on user input. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A