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What are the advantages of email?
Keep a record of conversations. Messages can be sent across the world for the price of a local phone call. Cheaper than posting. Can attach files.
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What are the disadvantages of email?
Limit to the size of attachments that can be sent in any one email. Distract from work, Damage done by email scams / phishing, Inappropriate use of email e.g. bullying, unsuitable content, Security – mail could be hacked, Not everyone has email.
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What is CAD?
Computer Aided Design
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What is CAM?
Computer Aided Manufactoring
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What is the relationship between CAD and CAM?
Example of 1 mark answer- CAD designs an object using a computer and CAM makes the object using a computer guided machine. Example for 2 marks- Clothing designed in CAD package and then cut out correctly and stitched by a CAM package.
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Name 5 features of a CAD?
Wire Drawing, Rotate, Hatching/rendering, Walkthrough, Stress/ Strain, Zoom
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What is a wire drawing?
Outline design (perspective) requires less processing to display.
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What is a Rotate feature?
Allows the architect to see the design from all angles.
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What is Hatching and Rendering?
Allows the architect to try out different finishes on the building to see the aesthetic affect / it is suitable / to pick the best.
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What is Walk through?
Allows the architect to see in virtual reality what the inside of the building will look like. (Must be clearly referring to internal view).
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What is Stress/Strain?
Allows the architect to see if there are any load bearing problems with the design before it is built. / Do calculations to see if the building is safe.
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What is Zoom?
Allows the architect to see the design in fine detail
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What is a barcode?
A barcode is a series of light and dark bars of differing widths.With a code number printed underneath
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What is included in a barcode?
Made up of country of origin code, manufacturer code, the product code, a check digit.
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What are the advantages of barcode?
Faster to enter data / can read at any angle. More accurate as eliminates typing errors. Low printing costs. Frees staff to do other tasks/staff don’t have to manually price goods.
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What are the disadvantages of barcode?
Can only be used for the input of numbers. Equipment is expensive. Corrupted barcodes can cause delays.
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What is the process of automatic stock control?
One deducted from stock database / Item sold decreases record by 1. Compare stock level with reorder level, if less automatically reorder. Manager can overwrite automatic level if notice a pattern. Number reset after delivery.
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What are the advantages of automatic stock control to the business?
Less money tied up in stock. Minimises human error.Do not run out of fast selling items Less risk of stock being out of date/waste.Smaller storage / warehouses needed as not much stock held. Store is better able to respond to changing demand.
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What are the disadvantages of automatic stock control?
No power - won't work, loss of reputation, Cannot respond to unusual demand, Disruption to transport, True stock may differ because of theft, etc, re-training existing staff, cost of maintenance/update
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What does EPOS stand for?
Electronic Point Of Sale
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What does EFT stand for?
Electronic Fund Transfer
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What does EFTPOS stand for?
Electronic Funds Transfer Point Of Sale
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