Design Characteristics as Basis for Design Languages

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    The application of modern feature based CAD systems has in many companies lead to significant rationalisation of design, particulary the "down stream" acticities such as NC code generation, FEM analysis, mould flow simulation and documentation. The subject of this paper is the "up stream" activities, i.e.the synthesis of designs. One can now ask: what preconditions have to be fulfilled in order to be able to synthesize designs in an interplay with a computer system, a Designer's Workbench (DWB). One precondition seems to be the existence of one or more design languaes or design grammars, thus the designer can "spell" a desig. This paper will propose contents of a design language/design grammar.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorld Class Design by World Class Methods
    Place of PublicationTampere
    PublisherTampere University of Technology
    Publication date1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventInternational Conference on Engineering Design - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 19 Aug 199721 Aug 1997


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Design

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