A Collaborative Framework for Integrated Part and Assembly Modeling

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Rafael Bidarra, Niels Kranendonk, Alex Noort

Willem F. Bronsvoort

Faculty of Information Technology and Systems, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, NL-2628 CD Delft, The Netherlandshttp://graphics.tudelft.nl (Bidarra/Noort/Bronsvoort)@its.tudelft.nl

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 2(4), 256-264 (Mar 26, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1555647 History: Received September 01, 2002; Revised January 01, 2003; Online March 26, 2003
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Design , Modeling , Teams
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Geometry camera windows for detail design view (a) and manufacturing planning view (b) on a part
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Windows of a geometry camera for a table model (a), and a hierarchical graph camera for the table assembly (b)
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If a detail design view on a part (a) and the assembly design view on the related component (b) become inconsistent because a form feature for a connection feature is added to the component (c), then the feature model of the part is updated accordingly (d). The resulting invalid feature model of the part is made valid again by reducing the height of the passage (e), thus increasing the distance between the passage and the new form feature, and the reference geometry of the component is updated accordingly (f ).
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A simplified hierarchical product structure of a bicycle
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Product structuring and task assignment: new product structure (a), specification of a single component (b), specification of a compound component (c), and final product structure (d)
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Shared cameras of two team members with different views on the same part
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Collaborative validity maintenance
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Three components (a) are connected into the front fork assembly of a bicycle (b), of which the crown part is subsequently adjusted to make room for the front wheel (c)
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Top-down specification using the Product Navigator
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Final task assignment for the fully specified product
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Collaboration between users B and D, for matching leg top and transmission box dimensions
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User B establishes a connection between two table leg parts
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Final mechanism components, designed by user D




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