Accession Number:

ADA148892

Title:

Graphics Translators for Computer-Aided Drafting and Design: Interface Alternatives for the A/E Community.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Increased development and competition in the computer-aided graphics industry has produced many advanced systems for architecture and engineering AE. However, this growth in technology has come without standardization, making it difficult or impossible to transfer data between dissimilar systems. Graphics translators are studied for potential in transferring AE information from one system to another. Two types of translators are considered--direct and nuetral--with neutral formats showing more promise industry-wide. Progress by professional organizations in standardizing a neutral graphics translator is discussed. Originator-supplied keywords include Computer aided design, Computer graphics, and Drafting.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE