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Proceedings of CAD'14, 2014, 135-137
Layout Considerations in the Manufacturing Line using 3D CAD

Masayoshi Yamaguchi, iCAD Ltd.

Abstract. Numerous studies have investigated techniques for representing three-dimensional (3D) shapes on computers. 3D-computer-aided design (3D-CAD) improves the design quality because it is a far more comprehensive process than two-dimensional (2D)-CAD, and many human errors that can occur with conventional 2D design methods can be avoided. Hence, 3D-CAD has become increasingly popular in recent years in many areas such as production facility designs and machine tools. Many designers use 2D-CAD for layout considerations in the manufacturing line. However, it has become difficult for designers to use 2D-CAD today because the manufacturing line has become compact and efficient; moreover, robots are often employed to reduce the lead time and enhance the safety of workers. In this paper, a data structure that can handle the data of massive 3D models such as machine tools has been proposed. This data structure can then be used to establish a design environment that reduces the stress on designers through its high-speed display responses. Therefore, 3D-CAD has been applied to layout considerations in the manufacturing line using the proposed data structure.

Keywords. Manufacturing line, layout considerations, massive machines, machinery design, 3D-CAD

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2014.135-137