Contributing Editor's Note: Using CAD [Computer Aided Design] software in product design has a long history. But in a situation where the complex content of the design requires several design teams to work together over the Inter net, new challenges and problems arise. The development of an effective and efficient collaborative product design support environment based on the WWW/Internet is presented in the following paper. By this approach, geographically dispersed designers can participate in product design simultaneously.
Abstract:Concurrent engineering involves the integration of people, tools, information, and processes into a responsive and efficient system. This paper addresses a key requirement in distributed concurrent engineering, namely, the ability for geographically dispersed and disparate parties, having heterogeneous computing platforms, to exchange design and manufacturing data.. A new method that reduces the transmission time through the use of macro files is proposed to realize the real-time communication. (…) a software interface has been developed to extend the traditional single location CAD software system to a multi-location application (…).
- A Distributive And Collaborative Concurrent Product Design System Through The WWW/Internet, L. Qiang, Y. F. Zhang, A. Y. C. Nee , Int. J. Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 17 Issue 5, 01/03/08 pp 315-322, Contributed by Atin Das