Computer Aided Concurrent Integral Design by Rolf F. SchmidtComputer Aided Concurrent Integral Design by Rolf F. Schmidt

Computer Aided Concurrent Integral Design

EditorRolf F. Schmidt, Martin Schmidt

Paperback | May 3, 1996

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Product Data Technology encompasses the information related to all stages in the product life cycle from product design via production planning, production processes, production control etc. through the delivery and operational stages of the technical product. Product Data Technology takes a coherent, unified view of the information captured in this whole life cycle and provides methodologies to support this integrated perspective. The Product Data Technology Advisory Group (PDTAG), a Special Interest Group of the CIME Division of the Commission of the European Communities founded in 1991, has encouraged the formation of a new subseries on Product Data Technology within the existing series of Research Reports ESPRIT. This subseries will provide a depository for the important contributions made by ESPRIT projects to the evolving area of Product Data Technology, particularly also those based on STEP (ISO 10303). PDTAG is grateful to Springer Publishers for establishing this subseries which will serve to report recent international developments in Product Data Technology. The current volume describes the results of the ESPRIT Project CACID (Proj. No. 5168), dealing with the subject of computer-aided concurrent integral design. Concurrent engineering provides an important enhancement of computer-aided product design by offering a framework and methodology for the management of design projects with multiple parallel tasks. Concurrent Engineering is one of the important growth areas for Product Data Technology.
Title:Computer Aided Concurrent Integral DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pagesPublished:May 3, 1996Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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ISBN - 13:9783540604808

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 1.1 Industrial Need for Concurrent Design.- 1.2 Objectives of the CACID Project.- 1.3 Project Consortium.- 1.4 Structure of the Book.- 2 State of the Art.- 2.1 Concurrent Design and Aspired Benefits.- 2.2 CAD Systems.- 2.2.1 Market Survey of Concurrent CAD Needs.- 2.2.2 Concurrent CAD Systems.- 3 Construction of a Special Machine.- 3.1 Introduction to the Concurrent Design Process.- 3.2 A Design Task.- 3.3 Conceptual and Preliminary Design.- 3.4 The General Design.- 3.4.1 Definition of Design Spaces.- 3.4.2 Remark Concerning Design Spaces.- 3.5 The Detail Design Phase.- 3.7 Requirements to a Concurrent Design Tool.- 4 Modelling the Concurrent Design Process.- 4.1 The Design Process.- 4.2 Design Project Management.- 4.2.1 The Project and the Product Model.- 4.2.2 General Project Data.- 4.2.3 Design Task Management.- 4.2.4 Managing Technical Solutions.- 4.3 Description of Design Data.- 4.3.1 Integration of Design Data in a Product Data Model.- 4.3.2 Contents of the Product Model.- 4.4 The Need for Standard Parts and their Description.- 5 Implementation of Computer Aided Concurrent Design.- 5.1 Implementation Idea.- 5.2 System Architecture.- 5.2.1 Realised First Prototype.- 5.2.2 Distributed and Open System Architecture.- 5.2.3 The Standard Parts Sub-System.- 6 Evaluation of the Prototype.- 6.1 Example Used for Drawing up the Test Report.- 6.1.1 Description of the Design Task.- 6.1.2 Research of Alternative Solutions.- 6.2 Description of the Work Methods.- 6.3 Problems Faced in Working with the Prototype.- 6.4 Suggestions for Improvements.- 6.5 Conclusion.- 7 Conclusion.- Publications from the CACID ESPRIT Project.