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Ergonomics of CAD Systems

Design departments are usually equipped with highly complex CAD systems. Their application is supposed to increase the efficiency of the design process and to rationalize the product development process. However, more and more experiences of CAD users reveal a gap between the goals and the reality of CAD implementation. Also, experiments in different design departments show that users do not take full advantage of the functional capacities of CAD systems. This is one reason for poor performance in the production of technical drawings.