Accession Number:

AD0850036

Title:

Investigations in Computer-Aided Design for Numerically Controlled Production.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Dec 59-3 May 67,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

245.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the development of a generalized system of software systems for generating specialized problem-solving systems using high-level language techniques and advanced computer graphics. Known as the AED Approach for Automated Engineering Design the Project results as applicable not only to mechanical design, as an extension of earlier development of the APT System for numerical control, but to arbitrary scientific, engineering, management, and production system problems as well. Advanced techniques for verbal and graphical language and generalized problem-modeling are based on the concept of a plex which combines data, structure, and algorithmic aspects to provide complete and elegant representation of arbitrary problems. Program developments are supported by hardware and software innovations in computer graphics. Various design applications and a general technique for three-dimensional shape description complement and illustrate the general approach. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE