Design of design environments

Jami J. Shah

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The tasks undertaken in mechanical design vary widely. It is, therefore, unrealistic to expect any one kind of CAD software to satisfy the needs of all types of design activities. The purpose of this paper is to identify certain significant design tasks and to develop functional requirements for CAD tools needed to support these tasks. There is also a variety of design software available, or under development, such as geometric modelers, feature based systems, parametric modelers, variational geometry sketchpads, and expert systems. This paper reviews the design environment of these generic systems in light of the functional requirements for various classes of mechanical design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputers in Engineering 1990
EditorsG.L. Kinzel, S.M. Rohde
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791805158
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 1990 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exposition - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 5 1990Aug 9 1990

Publication series

NameComputers in Engineering 1990


OtherProceedings of the 1990 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exposition
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shah, J. J. (1990). Design of design environments. In G. L. Kinzel, & S. M. Rohde (Eds.), Computers in Engineering 1990 (pp. 281-288). (Computers in Engineering 1990). Publ by ASCE.