At computer graphics shows this Spring 1985, three major computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) system vendors announced IBM Personal Computer additions to their minicomputer-level systems. Another major vendor was showing the many applications of its recently delivered workstation that s also IBM PC compatible. These workstations range from completely stand-alone units with little compatibility with the CADD vendor's system to full workstations, with IBM PC compatibility. Prices range from $9,000 to around $25,000. The low-end workstations are designed for graphics-oriented input, interactive engineering design, viewing and minor editing. The high-end workstations are designed to perform most of the functions of the vendor's full systems or workstations. These workstations are not, however, designed to compete against PC's with micro-level software (such as AutoCAD and VersaCAD). Rather, against PC's in the major CADD system vendors' existing customer base who are buying additional workstations. (Author)

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  • Accession Number: 00454330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1986 12:00AM