Development of a feature based rapid design environment

Utpal Roy, Daniel Panayil

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Abstract

Computer based realistic projects are required in all of our undergraduate design related courses. Students are encouraged to design their individual projects (related to some real-life design and manufacturing problems) using state-of-the-art computer-tided design (CAD) tools. However, due to some inherent inflexibilities of current CAD tools, students cannot use them efficiently. It is now recognized that feature-based modeling holds the promise of developing requisite design tools for rapid and efficient design systems. This paper discusses the feasibility of using a design-by-feature approach in the students' design projects. It reports the development of a library of macro, micro, and functional features for establishing a prototype, rapid design environment in SDRC's I-DEAS solid model based design environment (using I-DEAS's programmability).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1127-1132
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Event1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 23 1996Jun 26 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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