Accession Number : ADA338222

Title :   Implementation of the Tri-Service Workspace for AutoCAD Users

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS TRI-SERVICE CADD/GIS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

PDF Url : ADA338222

Report Date : JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has undertaken the task of implementing a workspace for AutoCAD that will satisfy the functional requirements found in a 1996 user study. The major goal is to provide an environment to facilitate the production of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) documents that comply with the Tri-Service graphic standards. The workspace must ensure that users are updated as standards change, and it must work concurrently with existing and newly created CADD software tools. It is also important to provide an intuitive, discipline-specific interface for those who do not choose to use add-on software. The workspace should support the user's needs for checking compliance with the standards and for updating nonstandard design files. The program has been designed so that the necessary updating and compatibility may be provided with as little maintenance cost as possible.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, STANDARDS, USER NEEDS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DRAFTING, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE