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Teach CAD and Measuring Skills through Reverse Engineering

Tech Directions Volume 72, Number 1, ISSN 1062-9351


This article describes a reverse engineering activity that gives students hands-on, minds-on experience with measuring tools, machine parts, and CAD. The author developed this activity to give students an abundance of practical experience with measuring tools. Equally important, it provides a good interface between the virtual world of CAD 3D modeling and the tangible, tactile experience of intelligent tinkering with mechanical devices. Reverse engineering can be complicated and technical, yet extremely enjoyable for students, with the level of complexity depending on the objects selected by the teacher. (Contains 1 table.)


Board, K. (2012). Teach CAD and Measuring Skills through Reverse Engineering. Tech Directions, 72(1), 13-15. Retrieved April 1, 2023 from .

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