Accession Number : ADA260148


Title :   Investigation of IGES for CAD/CAE Data Transfer


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 1989


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION COCOA BEACH FL JOHN F KENNEDY SPACE CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Hosler, Ramon ; Armstrong, Dennis W ; Zobrist, George W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260148.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : In a CAD/CAE facility there is always the. possibility that one may want to transfer the design graphics database from the native system to a non- native system. This may occur because of dissimilar systems within an organization or a now CAD/CAE system is to be purchased. The initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) was developed in an attempt to solve this scenario. IGES is a neutral database format into which the CAD/CAE native database format can be translated to and from. Translating the native design database format to IGES requires a preprocessor and translating from IGES to the native database format requires a post-processor. IGES is an artifice to represent CAD/CAE product data in a neutral environment to allow interfacing applications, archive the database, interchange of product data between dissimilar CAD/CAE systems, and other applications. The intent of this paper is to present test data on translating design product data from a CAD/CAE system to itself and to translate data initially prepared in IGES format to various native design formats. This information can be utilized in planning potential procurement and developing a design discipline within the CAD/CAE community.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *INFORMATION TRANSFER , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , TEST AND EVALUATION , SPECIFICATIONS , GRAPHICS , ARCHIVES , FORMATS , SCENARIOS , ENVIRONMENTS , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE