Authors: Soonhung Han
Addresses: KAIST, Daejeon, Korea
Abstract: The macro-parametric method is for the exchange of CAD models, where the history of modelling commands is translated. Five well-known commercial CAD systems have been analysed to arrive at the core commands set. Primitive functions of a CAD system have been implemented in the TransCAD system. New technologies such as ontology or web services can improve the macro-parametric approach against the problems like persistent naming.
Keywords: command sequences; CAD data exchange; international standards; history-based parametrics; parametric modelling; ISO 10303; STEP; CAD models; computer-aided design; persistent naming; macro-parametrics; ontology; web services.
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2010 Vol.4 No.4, pp.321 - 325
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