Tutorial on Computer-Aided Design

by Edward C. Sullivan, California Polytechnic State Univ, San Luis Obispo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation


These tutorial sessions are designed to provide a basic introduction to the use of Computer-Aided Design/Drafting (CAD) in transportation engineering, with particular regard to Civil Engineering application in roadway and site engineering. The target audience are representatives of local engineering agencies or firms who are considering implementing an initial or an upgraded CAD system in their organizations. The presentation is approximately evenly split between technical material dealing with the characteristics of CAD hardware and software, and management-oriented material dealing with the benefits and pitfalls that affect organizations that utilize CAD. The tutorial outline follows, with a table summarizing the features of most of the available CAD application packages to be discussed during the tutorial. A reference list is also included.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Highway and road design | Transportation engineering | Highway engineering | Computer software | Organizations | Material properties

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