Digitized Decision-Making System Research for Warehouse Planning Using Navigation Patterns Based on Visual LISP

Hui Yao, Yadong Fang, Yan Cao


To solve the problem of decision making for the planning and construction of warehouse area, a digitized decision-making system is developed based on AutoCAD with the development tools of Visual LISP in the paper. Using navigation patterns, a user is guided to accomplish the analysis, estimates, and the calculation of construction costs for various types of facilities planning and layout in warehouse area. The modular design method is utilized to build the system function model. The system includes analysis and estimates module, statistics and construction cost module and system management module. With the interface program between the system management module and the SQL Server database, the functional models are connected with the database dynamically. The man-machine interface established with Dialog Control Language is easy to use and accords with industry habits. All engineering parameters from national standards and industry standards are reliable and digitalized to establish parameter databases. The interface between AutoCAD software and the parameter databases is developed to call the data in the parameter databases from AutoCAD. Consequently, the efficiency and quality of warehouse planning can be improved. The system can also be extended to form a complete and standard digitized decision-making CAD system and improve the scientific rationality of the planning decisions for warehouse area.


CAD; decision making system; digitized; Visual LISP; warehouse

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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