Figure 2-14.Computer work station.
In the following paragraphs, we will discuss the
other parts of a CAD system; the digitizer, plotter, and
The digitizer tablet is used in conjunction with a
CAD program; it allows the draftsman to change from
command to command with ease. As an example, you
can move from the line draw function to an arc
function without using the function keys or menu bar
to change modes of operation. Figure 2-15 illustrates
a typical digitizer tablet.
A plotter (fig. 2-16) is used mainly to transfer an
image or drawing from the computer screen to some
Figure 2-15.Basic digitizer tablet.
Figure 2-16.Typical plotter.