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Vegte, W.F. van der, Pulles, J.P.W. and Vergeest, J.S.M.
Towards computer-supported inclusion and integration of life cycle processes in product conceptualization based on the process tree
Automation in Construction 10 (6) (2001) pp. 731-740
Development of computer support in design is showing several shifts in focus over the latest decades. This paper relates to the shifts from detail design to conceptualization, from artifact geometry definition only to the inclusion of process knowledge, and from isolated aspects to integrated aspects. It discusses a possible solution for simultaneous consideration of life cycle process aspects during conceptual design using the process tree representation. Integrating process aspects can be considered a preparation for an integrated representation of artifact and process aspects to be used in a front–end environment for conventional CAD detailing systems