Use of CAD for Traffic Sign Design Purposesby Raul Castillo, Massachusetts Dep of Public Works, Boston, MA, USA,
John Collura, Massachusetts Dep of Public Works, Boston, MA, USA,
Paul Shuldiner, Massachusetts Dep of Public Works, Boston, MA, USA,
Abstract: At present, AutoCAD is the most popular CAD system for micromputers. It is relatively inexpensive and is very flexible, comprehensive, and easy to use. A preliminary review of AutoCAD indicates that it has a great potential for use in the area of transportation engineering. This paper assesses the use of AutoCAD in one transportation engineering application - designing highway traffic signs. This assessment reviews the efficiency, costs and interactive capabilities of hardware and software requirements of AutoCAD. The intent of this paper is to stress the real advantages in utilizing such microcomputer hardware and software, rather than the use of a mainframe computer.
Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Highway and road design | Traffic signs
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