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IT-BASED CONFIGURATION AND DIMENSIONING OF CUSTOMER SPECIFIC PRODUCTS – TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTING KNOWLEDGE BASED DESIGN ASSISTANT SYSTEMS

IT-BASED CONFIGURATION AND DIMENSIONING OF CUSTOMER SPECIFIC PRODUCTS – TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTING KNOWLEDGE BASED DESIGN ASSISTANT SYSTEMS

Year: 2011

Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management

Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Chen, W.

Author: Gerhard, Detlef; Christoph, Lutz

Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management

Pages: 192-199

Abstract

Individual product solutions require practicable concepts and IT support for fast product configuration and design. Knowledge of possible design options and basic conditions is of great significance in the conception of this type of support. The goal is an integrated conception and implementation of knowledge based IT applications for engineering design.

Despite existing methodological support from software vendors, numerous questions still arise during requirements formulation, system evaluation, system integration into existing business IT environments, the creation of knowledge bases, the implementation of pilot process tasks, or definition of rollout and operation strategies.

Illustrated by a case study, this paper presents the first results of a research project that deals with the systematic examination of the aforementioned issues with the aim to develop a framework for the holistic concept and the practical implementation of knowledge-based assistant systems. The main components of the presented approach are a practical method, an assistant for the acquisition and formalization of configuration and engineering knowledge as well as a system-neutral, federated knowledge base.

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ICED11: 18th International Conference on Engineering DesignThe Design Society and The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED11! The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, where we are preparing an exciting programme, cultural experience and fun social backdrop for the conference and connected workshops. The conference headline is: Impacting Society Through Engineering Design Design has a central role in bringing engineering and technology...

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