Title: Development of a geometric model retrieval system: a design exemplar case study

Authors: Murty Srirangam; Srinivasan Anandan; Joshua D. Summers

Addresses: Sonos, Inc., 25 First Street, Suite 300, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA ' Dassault Systèmes, SolidWorks, 175 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451, USA ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 250 Fluor Daniel Building, Mail Stop: 0921, Clemson, SC 29634-0921, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a case study examining design exemplar technology implemented as a search and retrieval tool for tyre mould inserts. Limitations of using the geometric-based exemplar approach, such as tediousness of authoring exemplars and time complexity, are identified and addressed through a new parametric-based exemplar approach. Here, the maxima and minima are calculated based upon the specifications of the query mould insert. The design exemplar is demonstrated to be useful primarily in prototyping query mechanisms. Ultimately, customer requirements necessitated implementing the parametric approach as a dedicated software package grounded on the exemplar-based prototyped query mechanism.

Keywords: feature recognition; design exemplar; information retrieval; mould inserts; geometric modelling; tyre moulds; prototyping query mechanisms; engineering design; design reuse; design information; tyre manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2014.060295

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2014 Vol.6 No.2, pp.113 - 138

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Apr 2014 *

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