Lian Ding and Yong Yue
Department of Computing and Information Systems
University of Luton
Luton LU1 3JU
Keywords: design-by-features, feature-based model, feature interaction, feature library, and validity constraints.
This paper presents a new methodology for design-by-features. After a brief background study of design-by-features, a architecture with a feature library, feature-based model, feature library management and feature-based model management is introduced. A standard feature class is defined for feature library. Automatic feature-based model management covering interactive functions, identification of feature interaction and maintenance of the model validity is described. Finally, conclusions are drawn and further research summarised.
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