A study for process representation using step

Ho Jin Hwang, Soo Hong Lee

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This study proposes a process information model which can integrate various, activities during the product development process, and develops the system which can manage the process. Development process information will allow designers and managers to access previous tasks readily arid utilize the information in making decisions at hand. While developing products in heterogeneous and distributed environments, concuiTent and collaborative designs can be achieved by STEP. The process model in this study divides the. task of product development into two fundamental parts. Specific Process(SP) and Normal ProcessfNP). SP includes the specific information and refer to those defined by prior STEP. NP is routine process excluded from being defined as SP. Due date infonnation can be added to manage development pace and to show delayed tasks. As two or more different processes can be linked to show the entire development flow, static STEP information can be dynamically interlaced. Remote location operations can be incoiporated on the Internet using. STEP, and information can be shared. The system has been built upon a process model schema so that task stage, design history, and different development style can be managed and accessed for each component. The system has been proven efficient in information management and exchange by several, scenario testings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780791819722
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 1999 Sept 121999 Sept 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1999 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation


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