The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 63 (1985) > Issues > Issue 1 > Computer Graphics and Reinforced Concrete Detailing
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Computer Graphics and Reinforced Concrete Detailing

After a review of early computer assisted methods for rc detailing, the more recent approach, employing interactive computer graphics, is considered. The operation of a specific system, RCDS (an extension of GDS). is explained. Trials of the system are reported as achieving an average productivity ratio of 2.2 compared with manual drafting. Experience of the production and costs of working drawings is described. Improved productivity, earlier completion of projects, and other potential benefits, are discussed. Scope for future development is suggested, combined with a need for the engineer to retain control over the system. S.Port and A.P. Myers