WIT Press

Using BEST For Intelligent Computer Aided Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI960451

Volume

16

Pages

12

Published

1996

Size

92 kb

Author(s)

Sanja Vranes and Mladen Stanojevi

Abstract

BEST (Blackboard-based Expert Systems Toolkit) provides abstract modelling capability, so the experts' conceptualisation of the design and manufacturing process can be captured. Modelling the metastructure of the design process from the expert's point of view is essential for nonexpert designers and manufacturers to effectively use the environment. As the design progresses, the abstract representation of the design space or hierarchy expands to more and more concrete objects to be manipulated by the succeeding design process. Various aspects of the design process-such as structural organisation of the product, design library made of elementary objects, manufacturing technology, design methodology, available tools, inspection scenarios, are modelled using different knowledge sources, which can be programm

Keywords