The Bridge Data Exchange (BDX) is a system of ASCII file formats for exchanging bridge data between modeling, analysis, design, and drawing products. It allows bi-directional data transfer between products via product-dependent translators. The neutral file is composed of various packets, each packet containing information about the model. Each packet type consists of a header followed by one or more lines of data. Unlike traditional neutral file design, the proposed bridge neutral file format uses keywords extensively, instead of identification numbers. Version 1.0 of the neutral file format addresses the exchange of physical model data for slab and beam bridges (steel and girder), and for reinforced concrete box girder bridges. Data exchange formats for the bridge alignment as well as vehicular loading type designation are also included in this version.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00723593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM