A case study in knowledge-based CAD model automation

Andrew Greg Lowe, Purdue University

Abstract

Although a great deal of potential exists inside CAD packages for development of the design process beyond the current norm, most companies in industry take advantage of only a small part of this capability. In effort to provide impetus for design process development, specifically in the area of CAD geometry automation, the author develops and tests a CAD automation application at the behest and specification of a major turbine engine manufacturer, then conducts a cost-benefit analysis of its development and future implementation with the goal of proving that CAD automation represents a worthwhile investment for companies.^

Degree

M.S.

Advisors

Nathan W. Hartman, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Information Technology|Engineering, General|Computer Science

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