Advances in CAD for Structural Engineers

by W. W. Payne, Jr., Intergraph Corp, Huntsville, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Aided Design in Civil Engineering


In the 1980's Computer-Aided Design (CAD) will offer the structural engineer an opportunity to improve his work. Decreases in the cost of equipment and improvements in computer-aided design software will allow the structural engineer to adopt a 'model-based' work flow. The 'model-based' work flow will integrate the graphic and nongraphic database allowing more control over the design process than is now possible. The results of this new work flow will be a shorter design cycle and an improved final product.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Structural design | Computer models | Computer software | Flow visualization | Databases | Structural engineering | Benefit cost ratios

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