Computer-Aided Mechanism Design: Now and the Future

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A. G. Erdman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0111

J. Mech. Des 117(B), 93-100 (Jun 01, 1995) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836476 History: Received October 01, 1994; Online January 24, 2008


The current status of computer-aided design of mechanisms is reviewed. The available software is described and several industrial examples are presented to illustrate current trends in the field of linkage design and analysis. Future strategies and CAD environments are also discussed.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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