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Design and Specification of Configurable Graphics Subsystems for CIM

Objective

The objective of the project was to develop a software environment to enable the configuration of graphics software to fulfil the varying application-dependent requirements of CIM graphics subsystems. The programme of work consisted of:
-identification and classification of the differing requirements for graphics in the various areas of CIM
-overall design and specification
-design, specification and implementation of kernel software modules
-design, specification and implementation of utility functions, man-machine interface and CIM applications
-assembly and testing of a prototype graphics system satisfying the requirements of a CIM applications area.
An object-oriented approach to the design was adopted to ensure configurability. An Ada implementation of GKS was developed with a skeleton device driver to increase subsystem portability.
The objective of the project was to develop a software environment to enable the configuration of graphics software to fulfil the varying application dependent requirements of computer integrated manufacture (CIM) graphics subsystems. The programme of work consisted of: identification and classification of the differing requirements for graphics in the various areas of CIM, overall design and specification, design, specificationa and implementation of kernel software modules, design, specification and implementation of utility functions, man machine interface and CIM applications and finally assembly and testing of a prototype graphics system satisfying the requirements of a CIM applications area.
An object oriented approach to the design was adopted to ensure configurability. An Ada implementation of a graphics kernel system (GKS) was developed with a skeleton device driver to increase subsystem portability.
The ability to configure graphics hardware and software modules to specific requirements within CIM should provide the basis for a range of products with wide application. A software tool enabling software engineers to build Ada applications by coupling object-oriented design with sophisticated graphical interfacing techniques was announced by Generics Software in January 1988.

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GENERICS SOFTWARE LTD
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SANDYFORD ROAD
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