Benchmark procedure to evaluate computer-aided design and drafting systems for building industry applications

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20375159
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 58
ISSN0701-5216
Physical description25 p.
Subjectcomputer aided design; drawing equipment; criteria
AbstractA myriad of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) programs claim to address architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) requirements. Individual firms have great difficulty in evaluating and selecting a drafting system that will increase the productivity and effectivity of their organization. A formalized Benchmark procedure has been developed to assist purchasers in the evaluation of CADD systems. The procedure is thorough and time-consuming and should be used only at the final stage of the selection of a CADD system. The CADD Benchmark is designed to test most drafting features, as well as a number of more complex CADD operations, such as: area calculation, bills of material, and data base manipulation. It is directed at facilities management or space planning, but the software features tested cover a wide variety of drafting requirements for most building disciplines: plotting, zooming, dimensioning, scaling, rotation, filing, and symbol creation.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-3947
NPARC number20375159
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Record identifier73153c54-5015-4349-bd5d-9e27cb14efee
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-11-16
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