Telephone companies maintain engineering drawings for all telephone cable and associated hardware outside of the central office. Both alphanumeric and graphic information is recorded. These records have traditionally been created and maintained via pencil and paper. A need exists for computer-aided engineering software (CAE) in the telephone engineering and records section. PC-based application software combining a relational database manager and associated fourth-generation language (4GL), a third generation language (FORTRAN), and CAD has been developed to meet this need. All software utilized is commonly available or 'off-the-shelf' and is PC-based. The particular task of telephone circuit tracing is demonstrated as a sample engineering analysis. The results of the analysis are available in either alphanumeric or graphic format (via link to CAD).