Considerations for the Development of a Computer-Aided Electrical Design System

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Publication Type technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Luther, David A.
Title Considerations for the Development of a Computer-Aided Electrical Design System
Date 1969-09
Description The specifications of a computer-aided design system are proposed based on the implementation of a prototype subsystem using UNIVAC 1108 and PDP-8 computers. The design system would aid a designer who wished to select and specify electrical fixtures, controls and circuits, and place them in a building whose description is stored in a computer. The proposed Electrical Design System (EDS) is meant to be a subsystem of the Architectural Design System (ADS) . The proposed Electrical Design System is partitioned into four functional areas or modes of operation. They are the lighting mode, the power mode, the service mode, and the circuiting mode. In the first three modes a user of the design system selects a predefined electrical fixture, or specifies a new fixture, appropriate to the mode chosen. He can then add a graphic symbol representing the fixture he selected to a building plan displayed on a computer- graphics console. The fourth mode, circuiting, would provide computer generated circuits containing the fixtures added to the building in the other modes.
Type Text
Language eng
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
Relation is Part of ARPANET
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 3,294,650 bytes
File Name AD0753895.pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s69p5vjm
Setname ir_computersa
Date Created 2016-10-27
Date Modified 2016-11-04
ID 104158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69p5vjm
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