Title: The modelling techniques of a documentation system that supports the development and maintenance of product configuration systems

Authors: Anders Haug, Lars Hvam

Addresses: Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. ' Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Abstract: This paper deals with the subject of creating a documentation system to support the development and maintenance of Product Configuration Systems (PCSs). A procedure for building PCSs from the Centre for Product Modelling (CPM) at the Technical University of Denmark has, for more than ten years, been applied in numerous projects. The CPM procedure includes three main modelling techniques for development and maintenance of PCSs. Since no single software supports all three techniques, there is no automatic integration between the different kinds of models, which means that some information has to be modelled repeatedly. This presents a demand for a coherent documentation system that supports the modelling techniques of the CPM procedure. In this paper, an important step towards fulfilling the ambition of creating such a system is taken by presenting a redefinition of the included modelling techniques and a definition of their mutual mappings.

Keywords: product modelling; product configuration; knowledge representation; documentation systems; mass customisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMASSC.2007.012810

International Journal of Mass Customisation, 2007 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.1 - 18

Available online: 16 Mar 2007

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