DATA's pro/DESKTOP Initiative®
I was really pleased to attend a DATA supported
course on pro/DESKTOP®.
Never has there been so much encouragement to learn a professional
piece of Computer Aided Design software and use it in schools. Even
though my school does not have a CAM machine to output the designs
my pupils are captivated by the possibilities that the software
The course I
attended took attendees through the software, which at first, is
difficult to master. However, once the basics are mastered the
possibilities are endless. I have enjoyed designing mobile phones,
mp3 players and even simple objects such as pencil sharpeners.
It must be wonderful
for schools with CAM machines. I can only imagine pupils designing
and then making three dimensional designs. Many schools in the UK
are know equipped with machines capable of manufacturing three
Those attending the
courses gain a multiple user licence for the software which allows
this professional software to be placed on school computer networks.
My understanding is that the software can also be given to pupils so
that they can develop their skills at home.
Great to see DATA
promoting successful software like this.