Accession Number : AD0713844

Title :   Computer Aided Solution of Functional Relationships for Architectural Design,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : LaVine,Glenn

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : PLANIT is a computer program that aids the architectural designer in the solution of functional relationships. The program allows the designer to interact with the computer, through the typewriter or the CRT, to provide input data or decisions during execution. The input data consists of various labels and constants for the rooms and parameters to be satisfied. The parameters consist of three types: (1) mandatory linkage between two rooms, (2) prohibited linkage between two rooms, and (3) any side of a room may be specified unlinked for solar exposure. PLANIT generates the solutions by randomly distributing the given set of rooms and then testing the random configuration against the parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUILDINGS, DESIGN), (*DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), COMPUTERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, AUTOMATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE