Does Virtual Reality Have a Future in Engineering?

| August 17, 2016

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What if you could interact with your CAD model? You sit all day at a desk designing a virtual object to be as close as possible to its physical counterpart and sometimes you will never understand how the part will fit once installed. Before, when I was a CAD jockey, I would design parts and never see them in person. They would be created and shipped off to the installation site.

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