Maintaining Engineering Drawings in the '90s

by Marcus B. Maddox, Intergraph Corp, Huntsville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


With the technologies available today, it is possible to begin a scanning system at a rather small or limited scale - and still realize a quantifiable return on investment. In the 90's, scanning is no longer considered a risky venture. Engineers and designers have experienced the benefits of scanning technology in their operation. Current, up-to-date information is the lifeblood of a design firm. Managing and updating the often thousands of engineering drawings can be a monumental task. Scanning technology provides a cost effective, time-saving method to maintain these hard-copy drawing - and support the conversion of hard-copy information into digital form. The application of scanning in civil engineering delivers paybacks of dollars and time and increased productivity.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Graphic methods | Investments | Imaging techniques | Automation | Systems engineering

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