Computer Aided Design of Small Hydro Turbine—Phase IIby Didier Dechaud, Ateliers Bouvier, France,
Abstract: Ateliers Bouvier have been expanding the use of its computer aided design (CAD) system during these last four years, and the aim of this paper is to present some additional aspects of the use of these systems and the benefits derived. Examples discussed include Here are some examples: the better quality of the drawings, together with the facility of making corrections or changes, which improves the communication with the customer and/or his engineer and simplifies the process of drawing approval; reduction in the time spent in engineering, and consequently in the delivery schedule; savings in engineering costs partly offset the high initial cost of the system. The paper also presents new developments, such as: automatic communication of the parts lists by te CAD system into the computerized production management system; Development to the Computer Aided Manufacturing system, and others.
Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Communication systems | Computer aided operations | Turbines | Systems management | Manufacturing
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