Vol. XV, No. 2
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Fall, 2002

Using CSA Propylaea Project Data Files

Harrison Eiteljorg, II

The CSA Propylaea Project has been moving forward rather slowly during the summer, but an interesting use of the information previously gathered shows how valuable the work of the project can be. A copy of one of the Ionic column capitals from the Propylaea is to be made by contractors in Thessaloniki, Greece. The contractors will make steel templates for the anastylosis/reconstruction work, but they need measurements to make them. The drawings of the capital -- made by Mr.Tanoulas at full scale and therefore not on a single sheet of paper -- had been scanned for the CSA Propylaea Project and combined into a single master drawing. That master drawing was used to obtain the necessary dimensional information to make the steel templates. In this instance, it was not the CAD model that was used but the drawing. Nevertheless, the project members were pleased to see that the information assembled can have practical uses as well as the more theoretical ones envisioned for the CAD model.

-- Harrison Eiteljorg, II

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