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The Open Assembly Model for the Exchange of Assembly and Tolerance Information: Overview and Example

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Author(s)

Mehmet M. Baysal, Utpal Roy, Sudarsan Rachuri, Ram D. Sriram, Kevin W. Lyons

Abstract

In early design phases an effective information exchange among CAD (Computer Aided Design) tools depends on a standardized representation for the product data in all PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) tools. The NIST Core Product Model (CPM) and its extension are proposed to provide the required base-level product model that is open, non-proprietary, generic, extensible, independent of any one product development process and capable of capturing the full engineering context commonly shared in product development [1]. The Open Assembly Model (OAM) Model extends CPM to provide a standard representation and exchange protocol for assembly. The assembly information model emphasizes the nature and information requirements for part features and assembly relationships. The model includes both assembly as a concept and assembly as a data structure. For the latter it uses the model data structures of ISO 10303, informally known as the Standard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP)[2]. The objective of the paper is to show how the OAM can be used to realize seamless integration of product information, with an emphasis on assembly, throughout all phases of a product design. A gearbox design example is used to illustrate the process.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the DETC 2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences
Conference Dates
September 28-October 2, 2004
Conference Location
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Keywords

assembly data, CAD, collaborative engineering, information exchange, open assembly model, STEP, XML

Citation

Baysal, M. , Roy, U. , Rachuri, S. , Sriram, R. and Lyons, K. (2004), The Open Assembly Model for the Exchange of Assembly and Tolerance Information: Overview and Example, Proceedings of the DETC 2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822185 (Accessed February 8, 2023)
Created July 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021