Development of a generic integrated approach for parametric associative CAD systems

DS 58-5: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 5, Design Methods and Tools (pt. 1), Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Salehi, Vahid; McMahon, Chris
Series: ICED
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 145-156


Currently one of the possibilities to create virtual CAD components is the application of parametric and associative CAD systems in automotive product development processes. To achieve the full potential of parametric and associative CAD design systems especially in view of the complexity of the CAD parts and assemblies in industries such as the automotive industry it is important to have a clear understanding of how best to use such systems. After a short introduction this paper which is based on the results of the accomplished descriptive study and literature survey presents a generic integrated approach of parametric associative (PA) CAD system and demonstrates the general requirements of a generic integrated approach. The second section presents the different phases and sub-phases of the developed approach. By means of designing a piston pin the different phases of the developed generic integrated approach will be demonstrated and presented. Section three will discuss the results of the prescriptive study and address the most important issues. In general this paper presents the prescriptive phase of the design research methodology according to Blessing.

Keywords: parametric associative design, method development, CAD systems, generic CAD method


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