A System Architecture for Modules Supporting Variational Design in Electrical Engineering

B. Dettlaff, Dieter Roller, Dirk Schaefer

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Abstract

In today’s first and second generation CAD systems for electrical engineering, variational design is
supported only in a manual manner, i.e. by copying, modifying and deleting special parts of a design.
Next generation E-CAD systems shall support variational design in a fully automatic manner. This
can be achieved by using parametric and constrained-based modeling together with configuration and
version management tools.
This paper presents the overview of an architecture for E-CAD variant modules to be integrated and
employed in next generation E-CAD systems. We discuss the parts needed to build up such variant
modules as well as the relationships between one part and another. Furthermore, we take into
account some aspects of communications management, active knowledge handling and last but not
least the graphical user interface. Finally we close with some remarks concerning CORBA, the CAD
reference model, and software development in general.
Original languageEnglish
Pages53-61
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 14 Jun 199918 Jun 1999

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Conference32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period14/06/9918/06/99

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Electrical engineering
Computer aided design
Common object request broker architecture (CORBA)
Copying
Graphical user interfaces
Software engineering
Communication

Keywords

  • Variant Design
  • ECAD

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Dettlaff, B., Roller, D., & Schaefer, D. (1999). A System Architecture for Modules Supporting Variational Design in Electrical Engineering. 53-61. Paper presented at 32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering, Vienna, Austria.

A System Architecture for Modules Supporting Variational Design in Electrical Engineering. / Dettlaff, B.; Roller, Dieter; Schaefer, Dirk.

1999. 53-61 Paper presented at 32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering, Vienna, Austria.

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Dettlaff, B, Roller, D & Schaefer, D 1999, 'A System Architecture for Modules Supporting Variational Design in Electrical Engineering' Paper presented at 32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering, Vienna, Austria, 14/06/99 - 18/06/99, pp. 53-61.
Dettlaff B, Roller D, Schaefer D. A System Architecture for Modules Supporting Variational Design in Electrical Engineering. 1999. Paper presented at 32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering, Vienna, Austria.
Dettlaff, B. ; Roller, Dieter ; Schaefer, Dirk. / A System Architecture for Modules Supporting Variational Design in Electrical Engineering. Paper presented at 32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation: ISATA’99: Automotive Mechatronics Design & Engineering, Vienna, Austria.
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