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Proceedings of CAD'17, 2017, 283-287
Service Oriented Cross-platform Framework for 3D Part Library Based on Diversiform Knowledge Implantation
Abstract. With the rapidly increasing needs in product customization and specialization, a limited series of general specifications of industrial merchandises can no longer well satisfy various customers’ requirements. As an indispensable foundation, large number of parts are necessary to be applied in product assembly. To expediently and agilely access to the parts information, several part libraries or similar systems have been presented, some of which are developed by part suppliers to promote their goods. Meanwhile, some manufacturing enterprises also establish independent modules or subsystems in ERP for an effective management of the parts from different suppliers. From the view of detailed implementation, the part library systems construct their applications on a certain CAD platform to effectually utilize the built-in APIs or existing functions. Thus, much work can be saved during the constructing period, while on the other hand the libraries inevitably depend heavily on the exact host CAD platform and cannot be transplanted onto another. Therefore, the part libraries are hard to be extended, transplanted or shared by other systems in the stage of upstream and downstream partners. As a result, the numerous part libraries are enclosed to form several isolated islands and doesn’t hold the ability of communicating with each other. Also, information redundancy, mutual contradiction or repeated developments will frequently trouble the designers or enterprises.
Keywords. Part Library, Cross-platform, Service, Parametric Design, ACIS