A procedure for Building Product Models

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    The application of product modeling in manufacturing companies raises the important question of how to model product knowledge in a comprehensible and efficient way. An important challenge is to qualify engineers to model and specify IT-systems (product models) to support their specification activities. A basic assumption is that engineers have to take the responsability for building product models to be used in their domain. To do that they must be able to carry out the modeling task on their own without any need for support from computer science experts. This paper presents a set of simple, easily adaptable concepts and methods from data modeling (object oriented analysis) and domain modeling (product modeling). The concepts are general and can be used for modeling all types of specifications in the different phases in the product life cycle. The modeling techniques presented have been tested in different companies and have proved to work.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)77-87
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999


    • product modeling
    • object oriented modeling
    • feature modeling


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