IMPROVING DESIGN RATIONALE CAPTURE DURING EMBODIMENT DESIGN
DS 68-6: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 6: Design Information and Knowledge, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Chen, W.
Author: van Schaik, Jeroen Robbert; Scanlan, Jim; Keane, Andy; Takeda, Kenji; Gorissen, Dirk
Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management
Design rationale can help solve difficult problems, aid design reviews and make design reuse easier. It is observed that the capture and reuse of rationale tends to decrease during the detail design phase. The inability to connect rationale to geometry is identified as a probable cause. A solution is proposed to increase the ease of design rationale capture during detail design by creating links between design rationale nodes and the corresponding parameters in the CAD design. Further implementation and testing of these concepts is discussed.