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_id ad96
authors Gudes, Ehud and Bracha, Gilad
year 1986
title GCI : A Tool for Developing Interactive CAD User Interfaces
source 26 p. : ill. Israel: 1986? includes bibliography
summary GCI is a Unix based tool for developing interactive CAD programs. By separating command/menu definitions from the program, GCI makes it easier to change and extend the user interface. The language provided by GCI is used to define syntax of commands, menus, messages, and help text. Generally, GCI supports a static hierarchical structure of commands and menus. However, through a program interface, an application program has the freedom to change environments, commands and menus. This flexibility of run-time control of the user interface is essential for developing highly responsive interfaces in a CAD environment. This paper presents the main concepts and definition language of GCI. It then discusses architectural and implementation issues, and finally presents a typical application's view of using the tool
keywords user interface, design, management, systems, tools, CAD
series CADline
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