0
TECHNICAL PAPERS

Product Information Exchange: Practices and Standards

[+] Author and Article Information
Steven J. Fenves, Eswaran Subrahmanian, Sudarsan Rachuri

Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Ram D. Sriram

Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899sriram@nist.gov

http://www.tc 184-sc4.org/

http://logic.standford.edu/kif/kif.html

http://www.w3.org/XML/

Recent updates (and other relevant details) can be found at the following website: http://www.tc184-sc4.org

http://pdesinc.aticorp.org/vendor/CAD_vendor.html

http://www.prostep.com/en

http://www.uspro.org

http://www.proficiency.com/

http://www.translationtech.com/

http://www.theorem-usa.com/

http://www.DEXCenter.com/

http://www.spatial.com/

//www.mmsonline.com/articles/040101.html

http://www.solidworks.com/html/products/featureworks.cfm

http://www.solid-edge.com/produnfo/prod_featurereq.htm

http://pdesinc.aticorp.org/pilots/engineering/html

http://www.prescienttech.com/PROD/entsolgeometry.html

http://www.cadfix.com/

http://www.steptools.com/library/stepnc/index/.html

AP239 is in FDIS (final draft international standard stage).

http://mantis.omg.org/

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 5(3), 238-246 (Jul 18, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2033008 History: Received May 18, 2005; Revised July 18, 2005

The paper discusses the evolution of product information exchange from point-to-point exchange of geometry between computer-aided design tools through today’s suite of tools and processes of computer-aided product development (CAPD) to the future fully integrated computer-aided product realization (CAPR) process. The categories of processes and the layers of information exchange are reviewed. The current practice in product information exchange, the relevant information exchange standards, and near-future plans for improvements are presented. The major recent demands on more comprehensive product information exchange are discussed in terms of the exchange of nongeometric information and support of feature-based design, knowledge-based engineering, and management of product variety. Two conceptual frameworks for the support of CAPD and CAPR, representative of current research, are briefly sketched. Finally, a conceptual model of product information exchange is presented so as to define the range of implementation and standardization paths that may be taken in the future.

FIGURES IN THIS ARTICLE
<>
Copyright © 2005 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Figure 1

Components of CAPD

Grahic Jump Location
Figure 2

Data interchange map between CAPD processes

Grahic Jump Location
Figure 3

Content and languages for computer-aides product realization

Grahic Jump Location
Figure 4

Content formalism spectrum

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In