Title: Interval/set based collaborative engineering design

Authors: Vitaly Telerman, Sergey Preis, Nikolay Snytnikov, Dmitry Ushakov

Addresses: Dassault Systemes SA, 9, quai Marcel Dassault, B.P. 310, 92156 Suresnes Cedex, France. ' Ledas Ltd., 6, avenue Academician Lavrentiev, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia. ' Ledas Ltd., 6, avenue Academician Lavrentiev, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia. ' Ledas Ltd., 6, avenue Academician Lavrentiev, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

Abstract: The paper presents some approaches to using an interval constraint solver as a basis of a distributed collaborative design system for CAD. A precise statement of the problem is given; possibilities for using additional information to facilitate the solution search are described. A number of techniques, taking into account additional information, to reduce the distributed problem to the local one and solve the latter (approximate) problem are described.

Keywords: collaborative design; constraint programming; computer-aided design; CAD; distributed design; engineering design; collaboration; interval techniques; set-based design; PLM; product lifecycle management; product design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2006.008675

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.150 - 163

Published online: 16 Jan 2006 *

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