Reorganizing CAD Assembly Models (as-Designed) for Manufacturing Simulations and Planning (as-Built)

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Uma Jayaram

YoungJun Kim, Sankar Jayaram

VRCIM laboratory, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Venkata K. Jandhyala

Department of Statistics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Tatsuki Mitsui

Komatsu Ltd. Japan

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 4(2), 98-108 (May 28, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1737772 History: Received September 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2004; Online May 28, 2004
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(a) Original process of data transfer from CAD to virtual assembly. (b) The Reorganizer process for bi-directional “as-built” data consistency.
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A VDI data file of DIVISION Mockup
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DIVISION Mockup API pseudo code
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Flow chart of the CAD system API program for reverse data transfer
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Exploded model of the original assembly hierarchy in DIVISION Mockup
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Assembling in the virtual assembly application
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The new assembly hierarchy in DIVISION Mockup
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The new assembly model in Pro/ENGINEER
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The new sub-assemblies in the VADE
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Two methods for reorganizing the assembly hierarchy



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