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A Repository of Designs for Process and Assembly Planning



William Regli, Daniel M Gaines


This paper provides an introduction to the Design, Planning and Assembly Repository available through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The goal of the Repository is to provide a publicly accessible collection of 2D and 3D CAD and solid models from industry problems as well as related information for planning and assembly. In this way, research and development efforts can obtain and share examples, focus on benchmarks, and identify areas of research need. The Repository is available through the World Wide Web at URL
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5982
Report Number


Assembly Planning, CAD, Feature Recognition, Feature-based Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process Planning, Solid Modeling


Regli, W. and Gaines, D. (1997), A Repository of Designs for Process and Assembly Planning, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created December 31, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021