DOLMEN: A Complete CAD System for Microcomputers
This paper discusses in details the concepts employed in the development of the CAD DOLMEN system, and its implementation on microcomputers.
DOLMEN is a CAD system of CAD generation of 80’s generation, especially conceived for computer-aided analysis and design of steel and r.c. structures in an integrated low cost environment.
The availability of high-performance processors — namely Motorola 68000 — and graphic terminals has lowered price/performance ratio for microcomputers. The implementation of refined CAD software on such hardware is now really possible.
General aims in development, actual level of implementation, future trends of work are subsequently outlined.
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