Improving the Performance of Neutral File Data Transfers

  • Raymond J. Goult
  • Peter A. Sherar

Part of the Research Reports ESPRIT book series (ESPRIT, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Raymond J. Goult, Peter A. Sherar
    Pages 1-2
  3. R. J. Goult
    Pages 22-28
  4. R. J. Goult, M. A. Lachance
    Pages 29-42
  5. P. A. Sherar
    Pages 43-77
  6. M. A. Lachance, P. A. Sherar, R. J. Goult
    Pages 78-92
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 111-138

About this book


This book is concerned with problems and solutions associated with the exchange of data between different computer aided design, engineering and manufacturing (CAx) systems. After an analysis of the current problems a new strategy consisting of a test methodology, check software and tools for the improvement of the data exchange process are discussed. The particular problems associated with the transfer of curve and surface data are expanded upon and new methods to overcome them presented. With all these tools a system-specific adaption of neutral files is made possible. Thus the integration of several incompatible CAx systems within devel- opment and production processes can be effectively improved. In order to exclude incorrect data a new methodology for neutral file processor tests has been worked out. Finally, the benefits resulting from this new strategy are shown by the example of data transfer not only between CAx systems but also between consecutive production processes.


Analog-Digital-Umsetzer CATIA algorithms computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided manufacturing computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) control data exchange operating system production programming programming language service-oriented computing;

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond J. Goult
    • 1
  • Peter A. Sherar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Computing and MathematicsCranfield Institute of TechnologyCranfield, BedfordUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53427-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84348-8
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