The Impact of IPAD (Integrated Program for Aerospace Design) on CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Database University Research,
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NASAs IPAD program has provided direction, focus, and software products which have significantly impacted on CADCAMComputer Aided DesignComputer Aided Manufacturing database research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and follow-on research at the United States Military Academy. The relationship of IPADIntegrated Program for Aerospace-Vehicle Systems Design to the research projects involving the storage of geometric data in common database facilities such as database machines, the exchange of data between heterogeneous databases, the development of IGES processors, the migration of large CADCAM database management systems to non-compatible hosts, and the value of RIM as a research tool is described.