TOWARDS A STRATEGY FOR MAPPING OF DESIGN PROBLEMS TO SUITABLE SOLUTIONS – A CASE OF DESIGN AUTOMATION USING CBR
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Cederfeldt, M.
Section: DESIGN PROJECTS AND PROCESSES
In order to make the designing of product variants more effective and efficient by automating the process, there is a need to break down and analyse the design process. In doing so, a clearer picture of the actual process will emerge. From this a problem definition and a system specification can be outlined. This paper presents one such case of breaking down a design problem, defining its process character and capturing its inherent domain knowledge. This is then mapped to suitable tools, and computer implementations. One of the tools chosen in this work, Cased Based Reasoning, is further addressed together with some implementation issues of CBR as well as the advantages of a variant design approach to setting up of CBR indexing templates.