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Development tools for computer-aided design applications in structural engineering

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Badrah M K, MacLeod I A, Kumar B

Development tools for computer-aided design applications in structural engineering

Abstract: This paper reviews some development tools for CAD applications in structural engineering. These tools include spreadsheets, database applications, object-oriented applications, graphics-based applications and neural networks applications. The paper compares these tools against some criteria including standards representation capability, ease of development, suitability for large-scale systems, suitability for in-house software development, maintenance and extensibility capability, integration with other CAD applications, support for non-standard design. Recommendations for both in-house software developers and commercial software developers are given.

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Series: w78:2000 (browse)
Cluster: papers of the same cluster (result of machine made clusters)
Class: class.synthesis (0.051037) class.analysis (0.047134) class.software development (0.031381)
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Permission to reproduce these documents have been graciously provided by Icelandic Building Research Institute. The assistance of the editor, Mr. Gudni Gudnason, is gratefully appreciated

 

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