RSD undertakes implementation of International Standards Organization 10303 for representing heterogeneous material data to improve data transfer capabilities from design software (i.e., CAD) to Rapid Prototyping/ Layered Manufacturing (RP/LM) systems. Catia V5 Core product portfolio model will be used for representation and exchange of Design Product Knowledge across the program- cycle.
RSD establishes a validated, semantically based, core product representation as a standard tool on Catia V5 platform. Such representations will support the next generation of knowledge-based computer-aided design systems, supported by a series of standard interfaces, in particular:
· Parametric exchange,
· Design-analysis integration,
· Assembly and tolerance information exchange, and
· Heterogeneous material data exchange between computer aided design
(CAD) systems and other systems that use product data.
The above will help the manufacturing industry achieve a 30 % reduction in interoperability costs and a ten-fold improvement in design exploration capability. This, in turn, has an enormous impact on the overall product cost, as decisions made during the design stage determine 70% of the product cost over its life cycle.
RSD undertakes the program by taking the Assembly and Tolerance Representation and developing standard representations and protocols for exchanging assembly and system-level tolerance information to enable semantic interoperability between design and manufacturing software systems, including immersed environments.
Design-Analysis Integration is achieved by developing and publishing an information modeling framework based on a semantically rich core product representation for the support of close integration of design and analysis activities throughout the design lifecycle of an artifact, enabling a near-seamless interoperability of design and analysis tools.
Extensions to this core model of existing systems can be used to capture other kinds of knowledge (e.g., design rationale information) and prototype implementation of a software tool suite built upon this foundation, with a general approach to make use of formal semantics to work towards a long-term objective of self-integrating systems.
Parametric Exchange - Help achieve ISO 10303 international standard status for parametric CAD data exchange and to publish theoretical foundations for parametric exchange in current and future CAD systems. Automotive applications - Develop conformance and interoperability testing tools to support the accelerated implementation of manufacturing standards including CAD, CAM, CAE, and PDM systems; provide conformance tests for ISO 10303 standards for automotive design.