The purpose of this effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a low cost microcomputer graphics system to assist the practicing engineer in solving facility planning problems. In many cases the lower resolution of the microcomputer system may be adequate and a better choice than a more expensive system. A demonstration microcomputer graphics system was developed using the Apple II Plus computer and an Apple Graphics Tablet. The facility planning problem chosen was single-facility location using the level curve concept in the rectilinear movement case. Two separate programs were written. The first was used to define the layout of a facility for the computer and the second to draw the level curves.
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Smith, Leighton L.
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College of Engineering
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Kirkland, Craig E., "Level Curve Concept for Facility Planning Using the Apple II Graphics Tablet" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4844.
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