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Variant Design for Mechanical Artifacts - A State of the Art Survey

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Author(s)

James E. Fowler

Abstract

Variant design refers to the techniques of adapting existing design specifications to satisfy new design goals and constraints. A survey of approaches supporting variant design is presented. Capabilities used in current commercial computer aided design systems are discussed along with approaches used in recent research efforts. Information standards applicable to variant design are identified as well. Barriers to variant design in current systems are identified and ideas are presented for augmentation of current systems to support variant design.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5356
Report Number
5356

Keywords

analogical reasoning, CAD, case-based design, computer aided design, design knowledge, design research, STEP

Citation

Fowler, J. (1993), Variant Design for Mechanical Artifacts - A State of the Art Survey, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.5356 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created January 1, 1993, Updated November 10, 2018