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Suggested Citation:"Computer Graphics Plans." National Research Council. 1990. Use of Computer Graphics Systems for Facilities Design in Public Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18514.
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6 COMPUTER GRAPHICS PLANS DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DoS) DoS plans to install six workstations with AutoCAD in the near future. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND (NAVFAC) NAVFAC's long range goal is to develop capabilities to collect, use and reuse intelligent graphics information throughout all phases of planning, design, construction and facility management. NAVFAC is currently participating in a procurement for second generation computer graphics equipment through the Navy-wide CAD 2 initiative. This equipment will provide the mid- and high-end platforms and networking to accom- modate the goal of integrating and passing information between disciplines and activities. The CAD 2 equipment will also provide the information storage and retrieval capabilities to allow building and maintaining multiple purpose facility information databases. NAVFAC is procuring microcomputer-based graphics equipment and software to provide drafting graphics, cost engineering, specifications and engineering analysis. This equipment will link to the CAD 2 equipment and pro- vide for low-end personal graphics workstations for small jobs and offices. 23

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (USPS) Office of Design and Construction The current specialized software for the automated design of small and medium-sized post offices will be maintained and improved, based on field experience and additional needs as they are identified. A system for assembling functional modules to produce concept design drawings for vehicle maintenance facilities is completed and two projects have proceeded to full design and will be constructed in FY'91. There are no plans for the in-house production of working drawings for new facilities. Office of Operations. Methods. Systems, and Quality There are now about 25 postal field locations using customized postal-CAD layout software. Several other locations are currently purchasing CAD systems. The office is now customizing CAD software for a mapping application. The facility service department is using the system to develop operating system designs and is currently installing the system at facility service centers. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE (GSA/PBS) A policy memorandum has been sent to all GSA regions in support of the use of CAD systems. In addition to the regions that already have systems, three additional are purchasing them. One region has its planned procurement on hold and a region with an existing system is planning a switch to AutoCAD.

PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY (PANYNJ) Over and above what is currently being accomplished with computer graphics at the Port Authority, plans are underway to increase our system productivity in the following ways: 1) Greater utilization of computerized analysis and design software which is integrated with CADD, and 2) Creation of graphical project databases via the application of "intelligence reporting" capabilities of CADD. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (CoE) CADD technology, properly applied, will provide the Corps the opportunity to significantly improve our effi- ciency and provide our customers a product that is of benefit far beyond the completion of construction. In addition our Corps-wide CADD system will give us the vehicle to distribute standard designs. It will also allow us to share work and better respond in times of emergency and natural disaster. We are implementing CADD technology by capitalizing on the tremendous wealth of talent in our field offices. The vehicle to make this possible is the CADD Center estab- lished at the Waterways Experiment Station. Although the CADD Center has a small staff of four or five it is the catalyst which is bringing this talent together in Single Discipline Task Groups (SDTG). The management objectives of the CADD Center includes assistance in transition and start-up of new CADD instal- lations. Coordination of technical design applications. Standardization of drawing details and file layout. Publishing lessons learned, and assisting the SDTG. The mission of the SDTG includes taking a lead role in standardization efforts. Reviewing symbols and standards used in Corps offices. Reviewing and evaluating current computer applications. Acting as spokesperson on CADD areas in specific disciplines. Recommending new software 25

to be added to the CADD system and assisting the CADD Center in evaluation of software. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) Some NASA centers will require complete in-house conversion of documents to their CADD system. 26

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