The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 58 (1980) > Issues > Issue 11 > A General Review of Computer Drawing Techniques for Structural Engineering
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A General Review of Computer Drawing Techniques for Structural Engineering

This paper outlines some of the ways in which the basic facilities provided by computer graphics have been used to enhance the output from design programs. It then goes on to discuss in general terms the problems of developing computer methods for the production of drawings per se. It illustrates the problem by reference to six currently available drafting systems examined by the author as part of a study contract from the Property Services Agency of the Department of Environment. The paper gives conclusions on the systems studied and the current state of computer drafting systems generally. I. Hamilton