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National Standard Details Library An Electronic Library of Parametric CAD Details

Summary: National Standard Details Library An Electronic Library of Parametric
CAD Details
James Nyambayo and Robert Amor
Building Research Establishment
Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, WD2 7JR, UK
Phone +44-1923-664168. Fax +44-1923-664689
E-mail {nyambayoj, trebor}@bre.co.uk
ABSTRACT: This paper describes the development of a demonstrator library of
parameterised standard CAD Details on the Internet. The library (National Standard
Details Library) has been developed as part of a PII project funded by DETR (UK). The
aim of the project has been to develop a framework for the development of standard CAD
details for specific areas within the construction industry and to develop a prototype
electronic library of parametric details that could be accessible from a number of different
CAD applications. The paper discusses the issues arising from the development of such a
system and the impact it could have on standards and best practice in the development
and use of CAD details.
Standard details represent those parts of engineering or architectural drawings that are
often re-used. A number of standard details exist in organizations such as local
authorities, supermarket chains, food outlet chains, and other organizations where


Source: Amor, Robert - Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences