Synergetic design systems

Jami J. Shah, Susan D. Urban, Siva P. Raghupathy, Mary T. Rogers

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The paper describes an experiment in creating a design environment comprising of a number of specialist design systems that co-operatively solve design problems, from conceptual layout to detailing. The systems targeted were in-house programs, as well as, commercial products. The objective of the experiment was to demonstrate a synergetic design environment by providing an integrated approach to design data. In the first phase of the project, the systems were arranged sequentially, with unidierctional flow of data using file transfers. The second phase of the project, currently underway, is based on an integrated view of product data using semantic data modeling concepts with an object-oriented database as a communication tool. The database approach provides a greater degree of integration giving designers a more global view of design data and thus facilitating iterative design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputers in Engineering - 1992
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791809358
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 1992 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 2 1992Aug 6 1992

Publication series

NameComputers in Engineering - 1992


OtherProceedings of the 1992 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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