Information Support in an Integrated Product Development System

Robert Young, Osiris Canciglieri-Jnr, Carlos Costa, Jesus Dorador, Jie Zhao, Wai Ming Cheung

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Abstract

Computer-aided design systems require a comprehensive information interaction capability in order to support team-based design. This paper focuses on research concerned with providing this level of support through the use of a number of related information models. The provision of a common sharable
information environment plays a critical role in an integrated product development process. Whilst the need for information models is well known, the problems of how they should be structured and the relationships and interactions between them have yet to be understood. In this paper we identify three information models as important: a product model, a manufacturing model and a product range model. The structure of these models is discussed and an approach is offered to some of the information interaction problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third IDMME Conference
EditorsPatrick Chedmail, Gérard Cognet, Clément Fortin, Christian Mascle, Joseph Pegna
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer
Chapter2
Pages139-146
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1-4020-0979-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2002

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