Requirement Analysis for E-CAD Variant Modules

Dirk Schaefer, Oliver Eck, Dieter Roller

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Abstract

In the area of computer aided design for mechanical engineering (MCAD), one of the most
important innovations of the last decade has been the introduction of parametric modeling. In this
paper parametric modeling will be extended to the field of computer aided design for electrical
engineering (ECAD). Here, parametric modeling is employed to realize new kinds of variational
design and will release a tremendous potential of cost and time reduction, going along with a
considerable improvement of quality. Hence, this technique can be considered as a significant base
technology for next generation ECAD systems.
It has been investigated in detail what variational design means in the context of electrical
engineering, which functionality one really needs, as well as what has to be regarded in developing
and building up full automatic variant modules. To get comprehensive and precise information what
exactly users demand, we have established a special working group of experts from to CAD system
developers, CAD users and research fellows.
As a result, we achieved a requirement analysis for ECAD specific automatic variant modules from
a rather practical point of view that is summarized in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages43-51
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

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Variant Design
  • ECAD

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