Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

First Advisor

Dr. Robert Wygant

Second Advisor

Dr. Bob White

Third Advisor

Dr. Bruce Fischer

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Donna Kaminski

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


MODCAD is a software program designed to give MODAPTS (MODular Arrangement of Predetermined Time Standards) the capability to generate workplace layouts that can be used in conjunction with the time study analysis. Software packages have been developed for MODAPTS such as MODAPTS Plus and Task Master that allow the user to input the predetermined codes of MODAPTS.

AutoCAD (a computer aided design software) is used to combine MODAPTS codes and workplace layout drawings in a single environment by customizing the standard AutoCAD menus and icons to include the MODAPTS codes and routines. AutoLisp (AutoCAD resident language) is used to write the routines to handle the report generation of a MODAPTS analysis.

MODCAD will give the user the tool to generate a workplace layout which can be used to extract exact attributes needed in the MODAPTS analysis.