Today's competitive environment makes companies reduce product development time and cost in order to sustain their competitive advantages. And product development process modeling has been a chief problem in modern product development process management. This work aims to propose a powerful modeling language to make an exact and full description of design… (More)
On the basis of analyzing the problem of the data integration in CSCD systems and the features of XML, this paper presents a system framework of XML general application in the data integration of the CSCD systems for mechanical design. It describes the structure of the framework and the function components, and addresses some unsolved problems.
Considering the lack of efficient coordination of task interdependencies in a collaborative design system, the temporal and resource coordination mechanisms for the problems in our investigation are established based on Petri Nets. The whole system could be expanded as a Petri Net for simulation and analysis. The architecture of reusable and pluggable… (More)