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computer aided (CA)

CA is the abbreviation for"Computer Aided", also " Computer Assisted". The "x" is a placeholder for the abbreviated production method. CAx technologies are part of the process chain in automated component manufacturing; they include design, analysis and simulation tools for PCs and workstations.

Known CAx techniques:

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) stands for computer-aided design and construction,
  • CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) stands for computer-aided manufacturing and control of production facilities, etc.
  • CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) stands for computer-aided development in engineering,
  • CAI (Computer Aided Innovation) stands for computer-aided invention,
  • CAP (Computer Aided Planning) stands for computer-aided planning of work processes,
  • CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design) stands for computer-aided design and architectural modeling,
  • CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) stands for computer-aided software development in IT.
CAD Combinations:
  • CAD/CAM stands for simultaneous computer-aided design and manufacturing,
  • CAS/CAD(Computer Aided Styling) stands for the comprehensive styling process.
Numerous process abbreviations are closely associated with CAx, including:
  • CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) refers to computer control for production machines,
  • VR (Virtual Reality) refers to a real-time simulation methodology,
  • DMU(Digital Mock Up) refers to a digital test model,
  • RP(Rapid Prototyping) refers to rapid prototype development.

Englisch: computer aided - CA
Updated at: 09.07.2013
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