Accession Number : ADP003172

Title :   CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) and Scientific Data Management at Dassault,

Corporate Author : AVIONS MARCEL DASSAULT-BREGUET AVIATION PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Bohn,P.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The first part of this report presents the history of CAD/CAM(Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) and scientific data management at Dassault. Emphasis is put on the targets of the now commercially available software CATIA. The links with scientific computations such as aerodynamics and structural analysis are presented. Comments are made on the principles followed within the company. The consequences of the approximative nature of scientific data are examined. Consequence of the new history function is mainly its protection against copy or alteration. Future plans at Dassault for scientific data appear to be in opposite directions compared to some general tendencies.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MANUFACTURING, *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ENGINEERING, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, AERODYNAMICS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FRANCE, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE