Affordable CAD But is the £ 10,000 Workstation Capable?

  • E. D. Forrest


American architects and engineers seek “affordable” CAD--see it as the small organization’s passport to automation of design and construction.

With IBM’s entry into personal computers, CAD technology evolves in a great rush and, fortunately for all, applications software to fill thousands and thousands of these tabletop PC-CADs manages to keep up.

Presented is an update on capabilities of such FFr100∙000. workstations and how the American experience could be useful to French confrères. Listed are sources for learning more.


Architectural Design Hard Disk Drive Software Vendor Graphite Pencil Microcomputer Software 
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