Life-cycle CADD drawing management system

A. Stumpf, L. Liu, D. Hicks, S. Chin, R. Ganeshan

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Drawings are created, used, and modified throughout the life of a facility from planning, design, construction, operation/maintenance, to disposal. The management of drawings directly impacts design, construction, and facility operation/maintenance because drawings are one of the most important media that carry information about a facility throughout its life-cycle. A good drawing management system which keeps track of disciplines, systems, areas, and revisions, will assist designers, contractors, and facility operators/maintainers. This paper presents the design of a life-cycle CADD drawing management system named LCC-DFMS. LCC-DFMS is currently under development at USA-CERL to assist the drawing management needs of complex construction projects, such as hospitals. The system integrates a database management system with CADD to manage drawing files. It provides a structured naming convention for drawing files, and keeps track of project, disciplines, authors, dates, revisions, types, and comments. It contains structured layering schemes and reference files to allow the consolidation of design drawing files for construction and facility management. Structured Query Language (SQL) is used to assist users in search and retrieval of CADD files.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Construction Congress - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 22 1995Oct 26 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 Construction Congress
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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