A network system for concurrent design in microcomputer-based computer aided design application
Seet, Pheng Kue.
Date of Issue1992
Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology
While the trend for CAD systems in the workstation and mainframe environment is to be encapsulated into their concurrent engineering framework, microcomputer-based CAD (micro-CAD) systems remains essentially stand-alone in operation. This project aims to provide a generic LAN-based solution for micro-CAD systems, so that autonomous designers are tied into a coherent design team that is able to handle complex design jobs. We implemented what is called a pseudo concurrent computer aided design (PCCAD) environment. While waiting for technology to advance to a stage where concurrent engineering can become a reality in the microcomputer environment, this system provides an inexpensive interim solution for advanced micro-CAD users.
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY