One of the most important reasons perspective sketching has been integrated into the course and taught before the students learn CAD is to emphasize the importance of working out early-stage ideas on paper, before moving to a detail design tool like CAD,” she says. “A lot of time can be wasted trying to work out early designs in CAD, since it requires so much more time, detail and specifications to create a design. With sketching, engineers can quickly iterate, modify and start over until they reach a design they are happy to move forward with..
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