PLEASE NOTE: For each and every row in the following tables, check off one response in the
"Availability" columns. If you check off one of the shaded "Availability" columns, you should also give
an answer for both the "Program Interface" columns and the "Data Interface" columns. These will
appear in the book as a three-part response (i.e.,
lnu, or HzG, or JyF, and so on).
External data format translation is required .
Internally-translated neutral data format is used, no external data translation is required.
No internally translated neutral data format is used, no data translation is required.
Requires user to exit from current program back to operating system to run second
program. The round-trip process is not necessarily automated, and the user
may need to specify datafiles.
Launches second program without exiting current program. When finished, user
is returned back to first program in the same state as when it was exited.
This is either an integral part of the program, or appears that way to the
user. No program is launched, no exit is required.
Requires purchase from a third party of optional software not supported by the vendor.
Requires purchase of optional software supported by the vendor and sold
either by the vendor or by a third party.
Included as part of the system.
Requires custom programming. Can be accomplished in less than
one man-month with tools included as part of the system.
Scheduled to be incorporated in the next release of the software.
Not appropriate or not applicable.
No, or not possible.
Symbol as appears in the books tables:
+ m l J H n z
y u F G
building code analysis
design rules checking
direct NC output
finite element analysis
finite element modeling
flat pattern nesting
flat pattern unfolding
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