Curricular content of computer graphics courses for teaching engineering drawing on the college and university levels

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1986

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Statement of the Problem. The purpose of this study was to identify curricular content of basic computer graphics courses for teaching engineering drawing on the college and university levels. Data obtained from the study were used to formulate a content guide for teaching basic computer graphics courses. This study was also directed toward identifying data relevant to the following questions: 1. What are the advantages of using computers to do engineering drawing operations as compared to manual drafting techniques? 2. What are the necessary prerequisites for students pursuing computer graphics curricula? 3. List the types of computer graphic systems recommended for educational use. 4 List the types of drawings which can be produced by computer graphic systems. 5. Describe the supportive courses that should be included in a curriculum for computer graphics trainees. 6. What amount of training is necessary to become proficient on a graphic system? 7.Discuss the differences that exist between minicomputer and microcomputer systems. 8. What quantity of memory is necessary for a good computer graphics system? 9. What are ideal maximum and minimum numbers of workstations necessary for classroom situations? [...]

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Mechanical drawing--Study and teaching, Computer graphics--Study and teaching

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