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A Method for Automatic Generation of Parametric Computer Aided Design Models in a Mold Base e-Catalog System

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Duhwan Mun

MOERI/KORDIdhmun@moeri.re.kr

Heungki Kim

Tmax Softenrique@tmax.co.kr

Kwangsub Jang

PartDB Inc.jksgod@partdb.com

Junmyun Cho

ETRIcjmyun@etri.re.kr

Junhwan Kim

KAISTeverwind@icad.kaist.ac.kr

Soonhung Han

KAISTshhan@kaist.ac.kr

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 6(3), 308-314 (May 04, 2006) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2218365 History: Received January 05, 2005; Revised May 04, 2006

Reusing existing design models and utilizing an e-Catalog for components are required for faster product development. For the acceleration, an e-Catalog should provide parametric computer aided design (CAD) models, since parametric information is necessary for configuration design. There are difficulties, however, in building a parametric library of all the necessary combinations using a CAD system, because there are too many component combinations for each product. To overcome this problem, we propose a table parametric method to generate parametric CAD models automatically, and describe its details.

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Structure of an e-Catalog system with CAD models

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An example of the mold base classification code of a commercial company

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Architecture of the TPM

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Shapes that have the same topology

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An example where one table parametric model is necessary although two parts have different topologies

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An example where two table parametric models are needed even if two parts have the same topology

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Mapping between classification structure and design parameters

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Result of mapping between the standard classification structure for mold base and design parameters

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Constructed table parametric models

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Architecture of the automatic parametric CAD model generation system

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Implementation result

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