Advanced Systems Integration Management via CAD Graphics

  • Robert T. Bannon
Conference paper


The purpose of this paper is to explain the creation of an Electronic Data Processing Architecture using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) System. The EDP Architecture includes the interrelationships and data dependencies between EDP systems required for effective systems integration management. For purposes of illustration, this paper will use the functional relationship required to support telecommunications engineering.

By using computer graphics to define EDP architecture, the following advantages become evident:
  • Graphic mapping of interfaces inform EDP systems designers of user requirements. An example of this is the access of equipment requirements for determining floor space requirements.

  • Inform both users and upper management of proposed EDP design activity.

  • Color display and output capabilities provide the capability to highlight major impact items.

  • Graphics structure allows the EDP Architecture to clearly convey the maximum information required for a specific application function.

  • Dynamic graphics teleconferencing allows for immediate viewing from remote locations.

A suggested methodology of preparing an integrated EDP Architecture using Computer Graphics is described and can be applied to other technologies and industries.


Graphic System System Symbol Color Output Editing Feature System Integration Management 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert T. Bannon
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  1. 1.AT&T CommunicationsBedminsterUSA

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