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Feature-based representation for manufacturing planning
conference contributionposted on 31.01.2014, 14:45 by Keith Case, Wan Abdul Rahman Jauhari Bin Wan Harun
Product models are required to support a wide range of applications but, whilst features have been used to support single applications, it is unusual to find feature representations that simultaneously fulfil the information needs of several applications. A formal structure for the representation of assembly and process planning in a feature-based design system is presented, using mating and functional relationships. Objectoriented programming techniques have been used to implement a prototype system using the ACIS solid modelling kernel. The research has demonstrated that a single feature representation can be used to support a number of activities within a computer integrated manufacturing environment.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering