Accession Number : ADD011884

Title :   Computer-Aided Process for Generating Camera-Ready Graphical Artwork.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Caddy,M J

Report Date : 01 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A computer-aided process is disclosed for automatically generating a camera-ready hardcopy of a graphical plot upon command instructions imputted via a conventional storage tube graphics display terminal having an addressable cross-hair cursor and a keyboard. In accordance with an interactive graphics code or program, tabular data coordinates stored in computer file form are retrieved and plotted on appropriately titled and scaled axes with the plotted coordinates being interconnected along curves formed of a smooth or linear nature by interpolation. The graphical plot viewed on the display terminal is further enhanced by inclusion of labels, shaded areas, and reference symbols and characters prior to printing out the hardcopy of an associated hardcopy unit coupled to the display terminal.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *PLOTTING, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, HARD COPY, INTERPOLATION, COORDINATES, TABLES(DATA), GRAPHICS, CODING, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE