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AutoCAD-To-GIFTS Translator ProgramAutoCAD-to-GIFTS translator program, ACTOG, developed to facilitate quick generation of small finite-element models using CASA/GIFTS finite-element modeling program. Reads geometric data of drawing from Data Exchange File (DXF) used in AutoCAD and other PC-based drafting programs. Geometric entities recognized by ACTOG include points, lines, arcs, solids, three-dimensional lines, and three-dimensional faces. From this information, ACTOG creates GIFTS SRC file, which then reads into GIFTS preprocessor BULKM or modified and reads into EDITM to create finite-element model. SRC file used as is or edited for any number of uses. Written in Microsoft Quick-Basic (Version 2.0).
Document ID
19890000249
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Jones, Andrew (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 13
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
GSC-13211
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.