Accession Number : ADA322085

Title :   A CAD-CAM Interactive Graphics System Designed by Users,

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Lauer, D. J.

PDF Url : ADA322085

Report Date : APR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) is a large, multidisciplined research laboratory, operated by the University of California for the U. S Department of Energy (DOE). An interactive graphics system was specified and developed to integrate design, drafting, testing, analysis, and manufacturing operations to achieve efficient and effective Laboratory-wide services. To accomplish this, the graphics system is hardware-independent and has an associative data base structured on two- and three- dimensional, bounded geometry. The data base allows for levels of attributes that can be attached or deleted and interrogated. This graphics system is described with emphasis on its capability and efficiencies and the effect of the associative data base on the 'design-build-test' cycle. The capability of attaching attributes is explored as the means of communicating the design and manufacturing data base to the mananagement data base. The graphic system is shown to be cost effective for the big as well as small user.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, IMAGES, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), GEOMETRY, ASSOCIATIVE PROCESSING, DRAFTING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE