© 1983

Computer Aided Design

Fundamentals and System Architectures


Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 1-5
  3. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 7-33
  4. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 35-87
  5. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 89-147
  6. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 149-217
  7. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 219-291
  8. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 293-306
  9. José Encarnação, Ernest G. Schlechtendahl
    Pages 307-319
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 321-348

About this book


4 lation and optimization. These are essential constituents of the iterative process, leading to a feasible and, one hopes, optimal design. 1.3 Content of the Book In Chapter 2 we present briefly the history of CAD. The main components of CAD systems are identified, and their principal functions described. Economi­ cal and interdisciplinary aspects are discussed. Chapter 3 starts with a systems analysis of the design process. The notion of a process is introduced as a fundamental tool to describe activities like design as a whole, computer-aided design, program executions, terminal sessions etc. The environment and the resources which the environment must supply for the successful execution of any process are discussed. The problem of modelling the design objects in an abstract schema and the interrelation between the schema and the planning of the individual step in the design are analysed. Chapter 4 concentrates on the interfaces among the components of a CAD system, including the human operator. The problem of mapping an abstract schema onto the capabilities of various programming, command, or data de­ scription languages is described in detail. Emphasis is laid upon the resource aspect and its influence on the design of CAD systems. The concept of a CAD software machine is introduced, and rules for designing such machines are given.


CAD Datenübertragung Design Geometrisches Modellieren Graphisches Kernsystem Implementierung Systemarchitektur computer-aided design (CAD) modeling rechnerunterstützte Konstruktion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Informationsverwaltung und Interaktive SystemeFB 20 — TH DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Kernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Computer Aided Design
  • Book Subtitle Fundamentals and System Architectures
  • Authors J. Encarnacao
    E. G. Schlechtendahl
  • Series Title Symbolic Computation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11526-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-96712-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-96710-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
    Computer Graphics
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