Chapter 6Computer Graphics Software and Data Base

6.1 Introduction

The CAD hardware discussed in Chapter 5 would be useless without the software to support it. This chapter discusses some of the issues and methods related to the software and accompanying data base for interactive computer graphics and computer-aided design. A more complete coverage of this topic is available in several of the references listed at the end of the chapter. References [4] and [8] are comprehensive in their coverage of both hardware and software. References [2] and [10] are concerned more with the mathematics required in computer graphics.

The graphics software is the collection of programs written to make it convenient for a user to operate the computer graphics ...

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