Computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) are now a fundamental part of the professional practice of product design and are therefore essential skills for product design undergraduate students. This book provides students with all the tools needed to get to grips with the range of both CAD software and RP processes used in the industry.
Presented in a visually engaging format, this book is packed with case study examples from contemporary product designers, as well as screen shots, CAD models and images of rapid prototypes highlighting the design process. This book shows how CAD and RP software is used in product design and explains, in clear language, the similarities and differences between the different software packages and processes.
* > Douglas Bryden is a product designer and Programme Director of Product Design at Edinburgh College of Art. He has exhibited his work extensively at major trade exhibitions and his products have been sold globally and published in key texts including New British Design and Contemporary Lighting.