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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 25)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 81-92
David J. Kasik , The Boeing Company
William Buxton , Buxton Design
David R. Ferguson , DRF Associates
The computer-aided design (CAD) industry has reached a significant plateau. A few large companies dominate the marketplace and provide excellent systems for a targeted clientele. A number of smaller companies understand how to provide functional extensions that make the systems better for specific user communities. This article discusses the most significant technical challenges the CAD industry and the research community face today. We take a further step and present an approach to addressing the challenges in a way we believe will improve CAD systems' effectiveness and, more importantly, make results accessible to a larger user community.
computer-aided design, geometric modeling, user interaction, large scale models, shape control, product life cycle management, long-term data retention, collaboration

W. Buxton, D. J. Kasik and D. R. Ferguson, "Ten CAD Challenges," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no. , pp. 81-92, 2005.
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