Description model of designers' intention in CAD system and application for redesign process

Citation
E. Arai et al., Description model of designers' intention in CAD system and application for redesign process, JSME C, 43(1), 2000, pp. 177-182
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
JSME INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL SERIES C-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS MACHINE ELEMENTS AND MANUFACTURING
ISSN journal
1344-7653 → ACNP
Volume
43
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
177 - 182
Database
ISI
SICI code
1344-7653(200003)43:1<177:DMODII>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
The designer's intention is the essence of design. But the geometric inform ation is the only one that we handle in the conventional CAD system. In thi s paper, we propose the description model of designers' intention that migh t be helpful to reduce the troublesome communications among the designers. The designers' intention is described as the correlation using the required functions, the binding conditions, the technical information, the connotat ional assignments and the geometric information. The required functions are represented by a tree structure tb show the sequence of designers' conside ration. The lowest function is assigned to the functional elements that are selected from the geometric information according to the connotational ass ignments. Additionally, the binding conditions and the technical informatio n are related to the functional elements. The effective usage of designers' intention model is verified under the redesign process. It shows that the redesign is processed successfully using the designers' intention.