On the Usage of AutoCAD as a User-Interface for a Finite-Element-Program

by Thomas Fink, Beratende Ingenieure VBI, Nuremberg, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


This paper describes the approach used by the author to take AutoCAD as a user-interface for an existing Finite-Element-package. Some principles concerning database management are discussed, a short example shall demonstrate the power of the combination of these programs.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Computer aided operations | Management methods | Human factors | Computer aided design | Databases

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