EVOLUTION OF A COMPUTER EVALUATION TOOL IN CONTEXT WITH SCOTTISH INDUSTRIES
This paper presents the current status of a research project that aims at implementation of computers in evaluation of Concept designs. A Questionnaire was sent to a range of Scottish industries. In one of the questions, an assumption is made of the availability of a design evaluation tool embedded in conventional CAD packages. The industries were asked if they would use this CAD tool, aim being to determine the latent need for such a tool. The answer to the question was received on a fuzzy scale ranging from 1 to 10. The companies were classified into various types and statistical analysis made of their responses. The paper concludes with a statement of future work towards the creation of a computer supported evaluation tool.