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IPAD project overviewTo respond to national needs for improved productivity in engineering design and manufacturing, a NASA supported joint industry/government project is underway denoted Integrated Programs for Aerospace-Vehicle Design (IPAD). The objective is to improve engineering productivity through better use of computer technology. It focuses on development of technology and associated software for integrated company-wide management of engineering information. The project has been underway since 1976 under the guidance of an Industry Technical Advisory Board (ITAB) composed of representatives of major engineering and computer companies and in close collaboration with the Air Force Integrated Computer-Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) program. Results to date on the IPAD project include an in-depth documentation of a representative design process for a large engineering project, the definition and design of computer-aided design software needed to support that process, and the release of prototype software to integrate selected design functions. Ongoing work concentrates on development of prototype software to manage engineering information, and initial software is nearing release.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Fulton, R. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: IPAD: Integrated Programs for Aerospace-Vehicle Design
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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