Incremental and interactive geometric reasoning for fixture and process planning

Soo Hong Lee, Mark R. Cutkosky, Subbarao Kambhampati

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Abstract

We describe an incremental and interactive approach to fixture and process planning for a concurrent design system. A fixture agent interacts with a process planner and a geometric reasoning module to develop plans for clamping machined parts. Interactions are accomplished via messages and shared representations of constraints such as ordering relationships among proceess and setups. The approach is incremental because process and fixture planning are done step-by-step as a design eveloves, reusing previous results for fast response. The reuse of previous results is faciliated by explicit representations of dependencies among process plan steps, setups and design features. We present some underlying design principles for modules such as the fixture agent, that function as part of cooperating team for concurrent design and we conclude with a discussion of extensions to permit more sophisticated forms of cooperation in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIssues in Design/Manufacture Integration - 1991
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages7-13
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791808769
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1991 Dec 11991 Dec 6

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
Volume39

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period91/12/191/12/6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lee, S. H., Cutkosky, M. R., & Kambhampati, S. (1991). Incremental and interactive geometric reasoning for fixture and process planning. In Issues in Design/Manufacture Integration - 1991 (pp. 7-13). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE; Vol. 39). Publ by ASME.