DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the modern computer-aided design (CAD) programs were inspired by a piece in the thesis of the then-MIT Ph.D. candidate, Ivan Sutherland? Sutherland, who will go on to become an Internet pioneer and will get the mantle as the father of computer graphics, invented the Robot Draftsman as a part of his thesis for a Ph.D. degree in MIT in 1963. The Draftsman, which will later be called Sketchpad, is a software that allows engineers and designers to use a computer in creating designs for easy editing and duplication. It is also a program that allows designers to easily consider geometric constraints in their designs as it has features that let users to set angles and curves. The draftsman was so influential that it is still receiving praise almost five decades after its invention. In 2012, Sutherland was honored with the Kyoto Prize, 24 years after he received the Turing Award for the program.
But the man considered as the real father of modern CAD programs is Patrick Hanratty, a computer scientist who led a team of employees from General Motors and IBM in creating Design Augmented by Computer, or DAC-1, a software for helping GM improve the design and manufacture automobiles in the latter part of the 20th century. According to a study released by the University of California in 2012, analysts think that more than two-thirds of the 3-D CAD apps or computer-aided manufacturing programs in the business are rooted from Hanratty's revolutionary creation, even the popular CAD apps for iPad.
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