Review of research in feature based design

O.W. Salomons, Frederikus J.A.M. van Houten, H.J.J. Kals

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Abstract

Research in feature-based design is reviewed. Feature-based design is regarded as a key factor towards CAD/CAPP integration from a process planning point of view. From a design point of view, feature-based design offers possibilities for supporting the design process better than current CAD systems do. The evolution of feature definitions is briefly discussed. Features and their role in the design process and as representatives of design-objects and design-object knowledge are discussed. The main research issues related to feature-based design are outlined. These are: feature representation, features and tolerances, feature validation, multiple viewpoints towards features, features and standardization, and features and languages. An overview of some academic feature-based design systems is provided. Future research issues in feature-based design are outlined. The conclusion is that feature-based design is still in its infancy, and that more research is needed for a better support of the design process and better integration with manufacturing, although major advances have already been made.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)113-132
JournalJournal of manufacturing systems
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • Features
  • IR-73035
  • METIS-144627
  • Feature-Based Process Planning
  • Feature-Based Design
  • Feature Validation
  • Feature Taxonomies
  • Feature Representation
  • Intelligent CAD
  • Multiple Views on Features
  • Design Features
  • Design by Features
  • Design Process
  • Form Features
  • Manufacturing Features
  • CAD/CAPP Integration
  • Tolerances
  • Object Orientation
  • Standardization
  • Languages

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Salomons, O.W. ; van Houten, Frederikus J.A.M. ; Kals, H.J.J. / Review of research in feature based design. In: Journal of manufacturing systems. 1993 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 113-132.
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Review of research in feature based design. / Salomons, O.W.; van Houten, Frederikus J.A.M.; Kals, H.J.J.

In: Journal of manufacturing systems, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1993, p. 113-132.

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