A Smart Knowledge Capturing Method in Enhanced Generative Design Cycles

  • G. P. Gujarathi
  • Y.-S. Ma
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


This work proposes a new method to capture and reuse engineering knowledge throughout CAD and CAE interactions with a generative approach. A design development process model was developed to record, interpret, and reuse embedded procedural knowledge with one-time initial interactive effort, and to facilitate CAD and CAE application program code creation. Further, CAD and CAE model updating processes are automated as much as possible by using a common data model (CDM). The proposed method is generic and systematic with combined use of parametric and procedural knowledge. It offers a design automation solution for those products with relatively predictable configurations and constraints.


Procedural Knowledge Vertical Separator Common Data Model Horizontal Separator Collection Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Suncor Energy IncCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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