Design reuse in a CAD environment - four case studies

P. T.J. Andrews, T. M.M. Shahin, S. Sivaloganathan

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This paper presents two methods for storage and reuse of detailed engineering designs for efficient and adaptive reuse. The Generative Method, invokes techniques such as 'Interactive Feature Recognition' and a 'Parametric CSG-Tree' to produce a design model suitable for adaptive and innovative design. While the Variant Method, was subsequently developed to overcome the complexities of creating a generative CAD model and is better suited to the representation of families of similar designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 24th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering - Middlesex, UK
Duration: Sept 2 1998Sept 4 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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