Intelligent CAD.: Proceedings of the IFIP TC 5/WG 5.2 Workshop on Intelligent CAD, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 6-8 October, 1987. I, Volume 1

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Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, D. Gossard
North-Holland, Jan 1, 1989 - Technology & Engineering - 242 pages
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Current CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems, as used in many industries, are able to manipulate geometrical shapes very successfully. However, some would say that CAD means ``Computer-Aided Drawing'', i.e. CAD is only a very sophisticated drawing board, never intended to assist the thought processes of the designer. Automated design systems do exist, but these are limited to specific products with only a few varying parameters. This book deals with ``Intelligent CAD'', the concept of a system that could assist designers throughout the design process, deal with any object, and be connected to any other information processing system, such as CAM. The research papers collected here are from designers, and from researchers in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.

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Contents

Modeling of the Design Process
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Architecture of Intelligent CAD Systems
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Report on the Closing Session
45
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