A Web Service for Exchanging Procedural CAD Models Between Heterogeneous CAD Systems
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- Chen X., Li M., Gao S. (2006) A Web Service for Exchanging Procedural CAD Models Between Heterogeneous CAD Systems. In: Shen W., Chao KM., Lin Z., Barthès JP.A., James A. (eds) Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design II. CSCWD 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3865. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
It is a challenging issue to exchange procedural CAD models between heterogeneous CAD systems. In this paper, we extend the synchronized collaborative design environment among heterogeneous CAD systems, which we developed previously, to a Web services based platform for exchange of procedural CAD models between heterogeneous CAD systems. First, the real-time exchange of one single operation is extended to the exchange of a complete procedural CAD model between heterogeneous CAD systems. Second, Web services technology is adopted to encapsulate the procedural CAD model exchange functions to a standard interface, which is then released on the Internet and can be easily used by remote developers in their windows applications, Web applications, and so on. Finally, a Web service for exchange of procedural CAD models between SolidWorks and Autodesk Mechanical Desktop is realized.
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