Feature mapping and application shell

J. Shah, A. Bhatnagar, D. Hsiao

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Many software packages are available today to aid or automate various engineering tasks. Most tasks require the input of product definition. Feature modelers are being developed for this purpose. There are many kinds of features and their definition also varies from application to application and product to product. This study assumes that a product model is available as a dual feature-geometric model from the design tasks; the problem then is to extract and map information needed by various applications. This paper outlines one method of achieving the stated objective through a generic mapping shell which has been set up as a frame-based decision tree. Three extraction mechanisms have been identified and functions have been provided for extracting information from the product model if and when needed by the application. The generic mapping shell has been tested by implementing two specific applications: Group Technology coding and Manufacturing Process Selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1988
EventComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1988Aug 4 1988


OtherComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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