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NESC9789 CDMS.

CDMS, Cost Data Management System Spread Sheet

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  CDMS.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
CDMS NESC9789/01 Tested 26-MAY-1987

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC9789/01 DEC VAX 11/780 DEC VAX 11/780
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The CDMS, Cost Data Management  System, program is a user-friendly interactive tool for collecting and describing the costs associated with the construction of a plant or project in varying levels of detail. The detail can change for both the cost elements and the plant structure. Notes can be provided for the plant items, and reports can be issued using the varied level of detail. The program is a sophisticated spreadsheet with instantaneous summations of the subtotals and total costs. CDMS was written to manage cost data for the Solar Thermal Central Receiver program, but is not specific to that power generation technology. Features of CDMS include on-line help facilities, the ability to record detailed notes, automatic incorporation of plant detail titles, a rapid data input capability, and accommodation of varied levels of report detail. The customizing of account structures for any plant or project is easy, and cost totals are automatically updated.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maxima of -
   4000 characters per note
     36 cost element columns
      9 plant structure levels
Any number of notes about may plant structure detail can be used.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

This release of CDMS is designated  as version 1.1E by the contributor.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC9789/01 26-MAY-1987 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
NESC9789/01, included references:
- J.M. Weingart:
  Solar Thermal Central Receiver Cost Data Management System (CDMS)
  Software Users' Guide CDMS Version 1.1
  SAND83-8175  (October 1984)
- J.M. Weignart and P.B. Bos:
  Solar Thermal Central Receiver Cost Data Management System (CDMS)
  Final Report
  SAND83-8176  (October 1984)
_ P. Johnson:
  CDMS Tape Description
  NESC Note 85-43  (January 2, 1985)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

52K bytes. A DEC VT-100 or equivalent terminal is required. CDMS will not operate properly with terminals  which cannot emulate a DEC VT-100 terminal.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC9789/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  VMS 3.5.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

CDMS utilizes the DEC VAX EDT text editing program to create or revise notes and to modify the elements-of-work list.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

         H.F. Norris, Jr.
         Sandia National Laboratories
         Livermore, California 94550
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC9789/01
File name File description Records
NESC9789_01.001 Information file 38
NESC9789_01.002 Command procedure to execute CDMS 37
NESC9789_01.003 CDMS executable image 0
NESC9789_01.004 Elements_of_work list 425
NESC9789_01.005 Cost data base 0
NESC9789_01.006 Command procedure to execute REWRITE 4
NESC9789_01.007 REWRITE executable image 0
NESC9789_01.008 List of work elements for coding etc. 0
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17. CATEGORIES
  • M. Data Management

Keywords: construction, cost, planning.