A wider application of IT-based solutions, such as configuration systems and the implementation of modeling standards, has facilitated the trend to produce mass customized products to support inter alia the specification process of the increasing product variety. However, not all industries have realized the full potential of using product and process modelling tools as well as the implementation of configuration systems to support their business processes. Especially in the building industry, where Engineer-to-Order (ETO) manufacturers provide complex custom tailored products, up to now, often a considerably high amount of their recourses is required for designing and specifying the majority of their product assortment. As design decisions are hereby based on knowledge and experience about behaviour and applicability of construction techniques and materials for a predefined design situation, smart tools need to be developed, to support these activities. In order to achieve a higher degree of design automation, this study proposes a framework for using configuration systems within the CAD environment together with suitable geometric modeling techniques on the example of a Danish manufacturer for precast concrete elements.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of NordDesign Conference 2012|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publisher||Aalborg University, Center for Industrial Production|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||NordDesign 2012 - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark|
Duration: 22 Aug 2012 → 24 Aug 2012
|Period||22/08/2012 → 24/08/2012|