“A Computer Graphics System for Modular Building Elevation Design” by Collins

  • ©Donald Warren Collins




    A Computer Graphics System for Modular Building Elevation Design

Session/Category Title: Applications to Civil Engineering and Architecture Session




    This paper describes a computer graphics system which has been developed to produce Modular Building Elevation Designs (MODBED) in support of the architectural designer in a time sharing environment. This system is only a small part of a Master Control System in Architecture (MCSA), see Fig. 1, which will benefit the architectural profession and construction industry by cutting time and cost on construction projects.

    Also discussed are the advantages and disadvantages of various input-output environments; batch processing and interactive display devices are compared.


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    3. Prince, M. D., Interactive Graphics for Computer-Aided Design, Addison-Webley, Massachusetts, 1971.

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