Accession Number : ADA180352

Title :   Microcomputer CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) and the Air Force Civil Engineer.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Fravel,Neil H

PDF Url : ADA180352

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Air Force civil engineering organizations have recently begun to examine the use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) to increase the efficiency of their planning and design functions. However, these investigations have centered almost exclusively around minicomputer based CADD systems. Due to the high costs associated with these systems, the pace of incorporating CADD workstations into base level civil engineering operations has been extremely slow. This study analyzes the ability of microcomputer based CADD systems to meet the design and drafting needs of the Base Civil Engineer. It concludes that microCADD can adequately meet most based level requirements at a much lower cost. It also proposes a plan for implementing microCADD into base level civil engineering organizations.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, CIVIL ENGINEERING, HIGH COSTS, LOW COSTS, MICROCOMPUTERS, REQUIREMENTS, DRAFTING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE