Construction of Automatic Handbooks with Graphical and Procedural Informations: Mechanism Data Bank (TEXTE)
Fig. 9-15 are some possibilities of a text editor program. This program has been conceived to give the possibility of building and updating with great easyness pages containing alphanumeric, graphic or procedural informations to create a data bank. This program will allow to compose a text and memorize it on an. appropriate file. The text can be composed by written information, which can be taped in from display console, or by graphical information like the structure of mechanisms of the shape of mechanical parts. These will rebuilt by retrieving the associated data structures scanning the corresponding files. In the case the desired figure is not yet prepared, the user can link directly to the program to build it and then back to the supervisor. Any formula, procedure name, or graphic item inserted in the text could be defined as a message entity and the program links directly to the program associated with it by pointing the light pen on it. In this way, the TEXT EDITOR could also be used as a supervisor by requesting the page containing the name of all programs or all the data files inserted in the program. Fig. 10 gives a list of the classes of typical mechanisms in the file. By using the TEXT EDITOR program, this page as well as the corresponding file could be easily made more and more complete. Fig. 11 appears after having selected the straight line generator type. Here again the list of typical straight line generators could be easily updated. Fig. 12 shows the trajectories generated by the mechanism of Fig. 11, while Fig. 13 has been taken with the mechanisms were in movement. Fig. 14, which appears after having selected the files straight line generator, gives information on this type of mechanism recalling the programs provided by the system which will accept as input the data structure associated with it.
KeywordsData Bank Mechanism Data Text Editor Procedural Information Program Link
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