Review of research in feature-based design

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Salomons, O.W. and Houten van, F.J.A.M. and Kals, H.J.J. (1993) Review of research in feature-based design. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 12 (2). pp. 113-132. ISSN 0278-6125

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Abstract:Research in feature-based design is reviewed. Feature-based design is regarded as a key factor towards CAD/CAPP integration from a process planning point of view. From a design point of view, feature-based design offers possibilities for supporting the design process better than current CAD systems do. The evolution of feature definitions is briefly discussed. Features and their role in the design process and as representatives of design-objects and design-object knowledge are discussed. The main research issues related to feature-based design are outlined. These are: feature representation, features and tolerances, feature validation, multiple viewpoints towards features, features and standardization, and features and languages. An overview of some academic feature-based design systems is provided. Future research issues in feature-based design are outlined. The conclusion is that feature-based design is still in its infancy, and that more research is needed for a better support of the design process and better integration with manufacturing, although major advances have already been made.
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Copyright:© 1993 Elsevier
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0278-6125(93)90012-I
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