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authors Regli, W.C. and Cicirello, V.A.
year 2000
title Managing digital libraries for computer-aided design
source Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 32 (2) (2000) pp. 119-132
summary This paper describes our initial efforts to deploy a digital library to support computer-aided collaborative design. At present, this experimental testbed, The EngineeringDesign Knowledge Repository, is an effort to collect and archive public domain engineering data for use by researchers and engineering professionals. We envision thiseffort expanding to facilitate collaboration and process archival for distributed design and manufacturing teams.CAD knowledge-bases are vital to engineers, who search through vast amounts of corporate legacy data and navigate on-line catalogs to retrieve precisely the rightcomponents for assembly into new products. This research attempts to begin addressing the critical need for improved computational methods for reasoning about complexgeometric and engineering information. In particular, we focus on archival and reuse of design and manufacturing data for mechatronic systems. This paper presents adescription of the research problems, an overview of the initial architecture of the testbed and a description of some of our preliminary results on conceptual design anddesign retrieval.
keywords Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Engineering, Engineering Knowledge-Bases, Product Data Management, World Wide Web, Network-Enabled,CAD,CAE
series journal paper
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