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
Selected Advanced Functions
complete ANSI dimensioning modes
constraint-driven: can handle under-constrained models
constraint-driven: can handle over-constrained models
2D non-uniform rational b-splines
3D non-uniform rational b-splines
Bezier curvesas line segments
Bezier curvesas complex curves
text can follow an arc
parallel lines with automated intersection cleanup
(i.e., walls that know how walls are supposed to behave)
Stretch and extend
pan and zoom are nested and can be used without exiting the current command
other modeless commands
plot queuing/ background plotting
free-form sketching mode
automatic schedule builders
(i.e., door schedules, window schedules)
(i.e., change door name in schedule and it changes in the drawing)
drawings generated automatically from the solid model
integrated raster and vector
raster editing/manipulation tools
3D projections in 2D
3D wireframe -extrusion
3D wireframe - including graphic primitives
3D surfaces -simple
3D surfaces -complex
3D surfaces - w/ Boolean operations
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