Authors: R. Claus, M. Kazakov
Addresses: NASA Glenn Research Center, Lewis Field Cleveland, OH 44135-3191, USA. ' Open CASCADE SA, 31, avenue de la Baltique, 91954 Les Ulis Cedex, France
Abstract: Most organisations increasingly seek to design and develop new products in shorter time periods. At the same time, increased performance demands require a team-based multidisciplinary design process that may span several organisations. One approach to meet these demands is to use |Geometry Centric| design. In this approach, design engineers team their efforts through one united representation of the design that is usually captured in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system. Standards-based interfaces are critical to provide uniform, simple, distributed services that enable the |Geometry Centric| design approach. This paper describes an industry-wide effort, under the Object Management Group|s (OMG) Manufacturing Technologies and Industrial Systems Domain Task Force, to define interfaces that enable the interoperability of CAD and Computer Aided Engineering tools. This critical link to enable |Geometry Centric| design is called: CAD Services V1.0. This paper discusses the features of this standard and describes a few early applications.
Keywords: CAD interface; geometry interfaces; interoperability; standards; product design; product development; multidisciplinary design; design teams; CAE; computer aided engineering; computer aided design; PLM; product lifecycle management.
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.157 - 172
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