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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 4/5
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XIX.4

The Development of CAD Drafting System for Structural Working Drawings

T. Laisu, Z. Wanjin, L. Yuanyu, Z. Jisqian and J. Kewang

Plant Design Department, Second Automobile Works, Shiyan City Hubei, PR China

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
T. Laisu, Z. Wanjin, L. Yuanyu, Z. Jisqian, J. Kewang, "The Development of CAD Drafting System for Structural Working Drawings", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 191-196, 1987. doi:10.4203/ccp.4.19.4
We adopt VAX-11/750 computer system and CALCOMP's 960 plotter, and also adopt the TWODS system (a secondary development of two-dimensional interactive drafting system) and CALCOMP-TWODS software interface. We have compiled an applied drafting system of structural working drawing for one-storeyed industrial building by FORTRAN language and CALCOMP software. The figure files produced by this system can be modified by TWODS. Thus, a large number of standard figures may be produced in batches, and non-standard figures can be modified by interactive method. This system saves CPU running time and suits the needs of complicated, varied figure files.

For one-storeyed industrial building, the layouts of the various member (such as the shingle, roof truss, brace, crane beam, column and foundation) and detail drawings of column and foundation may be drawn by this system. Thus, most structural working drawings can be performed by this procedure. It can save much time for structural engineering design, raise efficiency and guarantee design quality.

This paper deals with these aspects and some drawings draught by plotter are displayed.

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