Method and apparatus for designing and editing a distribution system for a building

  • US 5,808,905 A
  • Filed: 09/16/1996
  • Issued: 09/15/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of designing a distribution system for a building or a portion of a building having building elements, the distribution system having a plurality of distribution system elements including delivery components, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) storing, in digital form in first memory means, operational characteristics of at least one of the delivery components;

    (b) storing, in digital form in second memory means, an operational requirement from which the distribution system can be evaluated;

    (c) entering into a computer the location and dimensions of the building elements;

    (d) designing a layout for the distribution system to comply with the operational requirement by using the operational characteristics and the location and dimensions of the building elements;

    (e) displaying on a computer display the layout of the distribution system including the delivery components; and

    (f) generating from the layout a hard copy detailing the distribution system.

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