Towards Integration of CAx Systems and a Multiple-View Product Modeller in Mechanical Design

H. Song, B. Eynard, P. Lafon, L. Roucoules


This paper deals with the development of an integration framework and its implementation for the connexion of CAx systems and multiple-view product modelling. The integration framework is presented regarding its conceptual level and the implementation level is described currently with the connexion of a functional modeller, a multiple-view product modeller, an optimisation module and a CAD system. The integration between the multiple-view product modeller and CATIA V5 based on the STEP standard is described in detail. Finally, the presented works are discussed and future research developments are suggested. 


concurrent engineering; integrated design; CAx system; product modelling; STEP

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
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