Reverse Engineering for CAD Requirements

Reverse Engineering for CAD

Reverse engineering is being widely practiced across all the industries, be it about decoding the software program or knowing the design intent of a physical product. Engineers and product developers use it to recover information, study competitor products and sometimes improve the existing design. Reverse engineering practices can be both positive and negative.

Consider a critical turbine component that was developed years ago, and there’s no design information available to re-manufacture that critical component. Reverse engineering in this case can be termed positive. However, if a person decides to build a program to remove the copyright restriction through reverse engineering the software, the intention is completely negative.

Thus, determining the need of reverse engineering for CAD requires answering few important questions, to ensure that the practice remains positive in all terms and does not hurt anyone’s intellectual property rights.


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