||Representation of multiple concepts of a design object based on multiplefunctions
||Rosenman M A, Gero J S, Huang Y-S
||Current representation schemas for design objects in CAD environmentsmake assumptions regarding particular representations of that design object.In the AEC environment, many disciplines are involved, each with its ownconcept of the design object. Each such concept must be respected andaccommodated in any representation. This paper presents the ideas behind therepresentation of multiple concepts from an underlying description of a designsuch that the inter- and intra-discipline views of that design can be formeddynamically. These ideas are based upon an assumption that different conceptsof an object are based on different functional contexts. Functional subsystemsare introduced as an adjunct to design prototypes. An example shows howthese functional subsystems are related to the design elements and how theyallow for the formation of the various concepts. Thus the representation of thefunctional properties of design objects is the underlying basis for theformation of different concepts.
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||information technology; conceptual modeling; multiple abstractionrepresentation; building design; function
Rosenman M A, Gero J S, Huang Y-S (1993).
Representation of multiple concepts of a design object based on multiplefunctions. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,