From Functional Analysis to CAD Modelling Based on Knowledge Transformation Driven by the Design Process

  • Mehdi Iraqi
  • Lionel Roucoules
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 388)


Most of industries currently spend too much time to find information on past product design process. This considerably reduces the time it can devote to innovation. The authors assume that the design process meta-model seems very interesting for modelling the design rational and then for accelerating information retrieval. Indeed, the model of the design process partly supports every resources involved in decision making activities (i.e. who, what, when, why, where, how). The authors therefore propose the use of a MBE architecture for driving the product modelling based on the design process model. The UML activity diagrams and the IDEFØ meta-model are linked for supporting automatic generation of product models using specific transformation knowledge. The CAD model is partly generated from the product functional analysis.


Design process modelling Model Based Engineering CAD modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi Iraqi
    • 1
  • Lionel Roucoules
    • 1
  1. 1.Arts et Metiers ParisTech, CNRS, LSISAix-en-ProvenceFrance

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