Tribulations of CAD (computer aided design)
by Roger Penwill
Before becoming a full-time freelance cartoonist in 1999, Roger Penwill qualified and worked as an architect in London, England.
While working in architectural private practice he was responsible for introducing CAD into the firm’s drawing office, back at the very early days of micro-computer based CAD. AutoCAD was then in its infancy, having only reached Version 2. Only two commercial personal computers ran AutoCAD software, the ACT Sirius (known as the Victor in the US) and the IBM PC.
Over the following years Roger has witnessed the impact and use of CAD expand way beyond its original architectural and engineering use. The software has moved on over the years but many of the management issues involved remain much the same.
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