Accession Number : ADA261295


Title :   Bidirectional Translator Between DXF and IGES Formats


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ALLIED-SIGNAL AEROSPACE CO KANSAS CITY MO KANSAS CITY DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bradford, J R ; Summa, F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261295.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : More CAD activity is occurring using personal computer (PC) based CAD software, and the DXF format has become the PC CAD industry de facto standard for interfacing other software applications. Larger CAD systems use the ANSI standard IGES for CAD data exchange. Any desired communication between PC CAD software and these larger CAD systems requires translation between DXF and IGES formats. Vendors' DXF to IGES translators have proven unsatisfactory when used to translate between Tool Design and outside vendors, as well as internal applications requiring exchange through these formats. Feedback to vendors has proven to have no apparent effect. This software development project was initiated to provide a robust exchange capability between AutoCAD's DXF format and the IGES format. Additionally, at the completion of the project, source code of the translators provides future migration to meet evolving standards and provide exchange capability enhancements. Finally, using the C programming language to write the code provides portability to other hardware running AutoCAD.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER , *FORMATS , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , VENDORS , TRANSLATORS , COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , INTERFACES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE