A computer-based design reuse system

Tamer M.M. Shahin, S. Sivaloganathan

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Structuring past designs and storing them in computer archives for future use with ease are two essential components of a Design Reuse System. This paper presents a methodology that structures and stores mechanical designs at their conceptual, embodiment and detailed stages for reuse. Its computer implementation is then described to illustrate the power of the system. Each Stage of the Design Process can be searched for and retrieved. The designs can then be identified to be strong or weak. This will subsequently enable a designer whether or not to reuse a design within a new product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-358
Number of pages10
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • CAD
  • Computer-Based Design
  • Design Methodology
  • Design Reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Mathematics


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