Digital tools and machines for fabrication

It is not the purpose of this book to provide comprehensive knowledge of the extensive range of software programs available to designers. Rather than present an onerous amount of information that may rapidly become obsolete, the approach taken here is to outline principles and methods of working with different types of software. These general overviews are intended to complement software-specific manuals and technical guides, as well as the myriad online resources and tutorials. Similarly, the use of CAD/CAM machinery will initially require some investment in learning the various protocols and conversion software—either through self-direction or, more likely, under the supervision of a trained operator ...

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