Communications Engineering Directorate Automation Analysis. Phase I Report.
Interim rept. Feb-Apr 83,
KENTRON INTERNATIONAL INC DALLAS TX
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This report documents the results of the investigatory phase of the CED, CAD evaluation program. The objectives of this phase were to identify possible use of a CAD system within CED and to identify the generic type of CAD system that would best satisfy CEDs requirements. The first order of the investigation was to review directorate, division and branch mission. Next, CAD vendors were visited to witness demonstrations and to discuss various aspects of each package presented. Finally, a sampling of CAD users were visited. It was determined that many manual methods now in practice in CED can be improved by a CAD system. Redundant and repetitive drafting operations can be dramatically improved. Tedious, time consuming, and error-prone activities such as BOM extraction, and cable running list development can be done by a CAD system in a fraction of the time presently required with error-free results. CAD systems hardware capable of meeting CEDs specific requirements are commercially available from a few vendors. However, application software will have to be written.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Programming and Software