通讯作者：Pan, ZY (reprint author), Dalian Univ Technol, Sch Mech Engn, Dalian 116024, Peoples R China.
合写作者：Wang, Xin,Teng, Rumin,Cao, Xuyang
发表刊物：COMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY
关键字：CAD; CAE; FEM; Integration; Change propagation; Top-down modeling
摘要：In order to considerably reduce the overall time and cost associated with design process, it has been widely noted that data consistence and a unified software platform play a vital role in CAD/E integrated design. A novel modeling mechanism named as CADWE (Computer-Aided Design-While-Engineering) is proposed to merge CAD and CAE application into a unified pattern. Meanwhile,the CADWE maintains top-down modeling process and change propagation in complex product design. Preliminary model is adopted to build up consistent and shareable integration information model instead of focusing on programming to link different model to keep the consistence. Particularly, generalized feature and agent of preliminary geometry are put to use to achieve synchronous and automatic change propagation from preliminary geometry to detailed model and FEM application. Thus, not only numerous duplication and human error in complex simplification operation and incompatible data exchange may be avoided, but also much software development is dispensable. A software package is developed and used in change propagation with the aid of NX/Open API. To explain the CADWE modeling process with more insight, two examples are used as the case studies. By means of the comparison with the techniques in the literatures high relevant to this topic, it proves that the CADWE technology is good at handling complicated product modeling and their change propagation with little software development. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.