Description of design intent in product models

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While well-proved shape description methods are available in present day CAD/CAM systems modeling of design intent is a rather new area. The authors have investigated modeling of complex considerations that are behind decisions of engineers on model data in the course of product modeling. A product modeling system is considered that involves humans, model creating procedures and model data processing procedures. The proposed intent description can be utilized at present and future applications, later modification or re-engineering of models. Modeling of design intent is considered as a part of the virtual manufacturing where integration of conceptualization activities is emphasized. In this paper, first of all the problem and the analyzed human-machine-human system are outlined. Then characteristics and content of the design intent are described. Following this, representation of design intent and attaching intent data to product models are detailed. Finally, possibilities for application of the results of the research in CAD/CAM modeling environments are concluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1312-1316
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 2 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 11 1998Oct 14 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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