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RE: Friendly-data CAD tools?

From: Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 05:49:31 +0100
To: "'Danny Ayers'" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, "'Semantic web list'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: "Laud, Adrian" <arlaud@noumenon.co.uk>
Message-ID: <000501c70b96$1e051d00$6c7ba8c0@hans>

Danny,

Contact Adrian Laud of Noumenon Ltd. He might be able to help you.

Regards,
Hans 

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Behalf Of Danny Ayers
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 1:10
To: Semantic web list
Subject: Friendly-data CAD tools?


I've got a couple of projects literally on the doorstep, both involving
real-world objects, both of which the computer should be able to help with.
One is fixing up a house interior (walls & roof ok, the rest isn't far from
scratch), the other an electric guitar. I think it's a fair assumption that
a CAD tool will be useful in both cases for the diagrams. But there's a lot
of other significant data associated with each, e.g. wood inventory for the
stairs, payment schedules for anyone we have to employ, the cost of the
pickups I declare to my wife.

Does anyone happen to know of any software that could do the CAD part, and
allow the rest?

Ideal features:

* compatibility with industry standard tools (I'm guessing that means
AutoCAD's format)
* support for XML diagram format(s) - SVG etc.
* annotatibility (the cellar walls really must have URIs)
* open source (so I can compensate for woodworm)

I haven't properly started looking for appropriate vocabularies, I'm rather
hoping perhaps Cyc might help there, I really don't want to drop into any
specialist building and/or guitar industry xsd (really!). Quite happy to
make up local terms where necessary. I did find a page for PartWhole [1] on
the ESW Wiki which includes a link to cyc:part, but alas the link 404s.
Pointers to potentially useful vocabs appreciated.

I don't really expect anything from the RDF beyond structured note-taking,
but do hope to get some clue from this about how to rescue the project
vocabulary [2] I left in limbo.

Cheers,
Danny.

[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/PartWhole
[2] http://purl.org/stuff/project/

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