WIT Press

The Application Of A Knowledge Based Engineering System To The Design Of Computer Products

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI950581

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

788 kb

Author(s)

T. Lawlor- Wright & C. Gallagher

Abstract

Knowledge-based Engineering Systems (KBES) represent a merging* of Object Oriented Programming and Computer Aided Design (CAD) technologies. Commercial systems were introduced in the mid 1980's. The benefits of these systems are spectacular for applications where a design must be customised or reconfigured to meet different requirements of many individual customers. This paper provides an introduction to Knowledge-based Design Systems and a description of a pilot project developed to redesign computer cabinets and configure bought-out parts at ICL. Conclusions on the project are presented with guidelines for the successful implementation of KBES developed during the project. A description of current work involving the University of Salford is also give, this involves the use of KBES to a

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