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A Web-based Product Structure Manager to Support Collaborative Assembly Modeling

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Li Chen, Tingjin Wang, Zhijie Song

The University of Toronto, Design and Manufacturing Integration Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 5 King’s College Road, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G8 e-mail: chenl@mie.utoronto.ca

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 4(1), 67-78 (Mar 23, 2004) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1666894 History: Received September 01, 2003; Revised December 01, 2003; Online March 23, 2004
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A framework of the CPSM method
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Product structure of an office chair
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Steps in process modeling
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Context diagram of CPSM
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Topmost diagram of CPSM
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EXPRESS-G Model of project management UoF
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EXPRESS-G Model of bill of material and part identification UoFs
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EXPRESS-G Model of design information UoF
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Product definition schema in EXPRESS-G format
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Product structure schema in EXPRESS-G format
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Three-tier client-server architecture of product structure manager
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Architecture of STEP loader
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Project management page
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Project implementation page
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Bench clamp assembly and subassemblies
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Collaborative creation of the bench clamp structure
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New design of the bench clamp assembly

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