Accession Number : ADA255740
Title : Analysis of Parametric Design Applications for Modeling Military Standard Facilities
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
Personal Author(s) : Golish, L M ; Griffith, Eric D
Report Date : Jul 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : Architects are developing and managing increasingly complex drawings as military building design processes become more involved. Computer aided drafting and design (CADD) technology is being used to accommodate the design information requirements. Although CADD has well-defined, robust applications, development has reached a plateau. Intelligent CADD (I-CADD) is one technology being used to continue progressive development. The overall objective of this research is to develop methods for creating intelligent models of military building systems. The objective of this aspect of the research was to evaluate available commercial and public programs to determine if they have the analytical power needed to effectively support an all-encompassing intelligent building model. After evaluation, researchers selected Design++ as the system on which to base a prototype modeling application for a military standard facility. Researchers are currently using the working prototype to model a firehouse; the operational prototype will be available in 1995. computer-aided design, computer programs, evaluation.
Descriptors : *MILITARY FACILITIES , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *ARCHITECTURE , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MODELS , ARCHITECTS , DRAFTING , BUILDINGS , PROTOTYPES , STANDARDS
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE