Design process management

T. S. Jeng, C. M. Eastman

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The objective of this article is to develop an electronic collaborative environment supporting cross-disciplinary heterogeneous computer-aided design (CAD) use. Design information flows, as a result of concurrent execution of an open-ended set of applications, require both better communication and control for design effectiveness. This work reviews current capabilities in database transactions to support CAD/CAM and proposes a new architecture to support missing capabilities. In this article we outline the use of a process management module within a product modeling environment. The management and control of design information flows are addressed at three levels of abstraction: a conceptual framework for specifying and reasoning about design transactional flows, a comprehensive distributed object model of design processes, and a client-server network-based computing infrastructure supporting the process model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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