An Information Archiving and Distribution System for Collaborative Design Using Fax and Web Technologies
Walter W. Nederbragt
ABSTRACT This paper describes a system for distributing and archiving engineering documents using fax and web technologies. Software and hardware requirements for the system are discussed. An implementation of the system is described. Most engineering products produced today have components that are manufactured in different locations. In many cases, the final product is an assembly of components that were purchased from many different vendors or contractors. During the design and manufacturing stages, engineering documents often need to be distributed from site to site for different purposes. These purposes can vary widely from determination of power requirements to assembly planning. Communicating these data between different sites can sometimes become a problem. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) currently has several projects aimed at improving the distribution of engineering and manufacturing data throughout the product life cycle (MSID (1997)). Many of these projects use the World Wide Web for distributing the data.
collaborative design, Distributed system, fax, World Wide Web
An Information Archiving and Distribution System for Collaborative Design Using Fax and Web Technologies, NIST IR, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822339
(Accessed June 2, 2023)