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Comparative study of CAD-CAE programs taking account of the opinions of students and teachers. Computers Applications in Engineering Education
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Mechanical engineering
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: Computer-aided design or simulation courses are usually focused on the use of a single CAD-CAE package, chosen according to specific criteria or final application. However, on the ``Expert in CAD¿CAE Technologies¿¿ course, taught annually at the Machine Engineering Division of the Universidad Polite¿cnica de Madrid, we have chosen a multidisciplinary approach based on the use of three different CAD¿CAE software packages, as the following paragraph will describe. This work details the results of a comparison between the CAD¿ CAE programs taught on that course (NX-6, Catia v.5 r.17 and Solid Edge v.20). The work has been conducted taking into account the opinions of students and teachers on important technical and practical aspects concerning the different design, simulation and calculation modules. With this comparison, it is hoped to attain a progressive increase in teaching quality by bearing in mind students¿ satisfaction with their own learning as a relevant factor, in accordance with the guidelines set by the Bologna Declaration regarding the implementation of the European Higher Education Area and the new quality assessment trends in teaching. Studies similar to this one may be highly useful when assessing whether the use of different software will be sufficient, as well as in situations where a choice needs to be made from among several programs in order to promote some particularly important aspect or activity. The opinions of teachers as well as students are important, particularly when students are seeking a job in Industry, as it is possible to take some urgent and very necessary steps that will meet the requirements demanded in job interviews.  2010Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com; DOI 10.1002/cae.20509
International
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JCR
Si
Title
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
ISBN
1061-3773
Impact factor JCR
0,203
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
1
To page
10
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Andres Diaz Lantada (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Lafont Morgado (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Echavarri Otero (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Muñoz Guijosa (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Luis Muñoz Sanz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: GI-IM: Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Máquinas
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación
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