Integrated computer-aided building design systems

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ConferenceFirst Int. Symp. Computer Aided Design in Architecture and Civil Engineering: 01 April 1987, Barcelona, Spain
Pages3437; # of pages: 4
Subjectcomputer aided design; information technology; architectural design; thesauri; classification indexes
AbstractA proliferation of computer aids in the offices of building design professionals has been witnessed in recent years. Many of these aids merely serve to automate the more mundane and time consuming drafting routines. Thus, in an attempt to streamline the design process, efforts have been made, and continue to be made, to produce Integrated Computer- Aided Design (ICAD) systems. However, difficulties in implementing these systems commercially over the years mean that research into ICAD remains as fundamentally necessary today as it was twenty years ago. This paper was produced in an effort to aid those interested in ICAD, specifically: well-informed CAD users, software developers and CAD researchers. It provides a summary of existing and prototype ICAD systems and database structures for construction information and shows the evolution of these projects and products. It also identifies shortcomings of the systems surveyed and provides general recommendations for the development of ICAD systems for researchers and software developers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number28444
NPARC number20375157
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