||Multi-disciplinary views for intqrated and concurrent design
||Amor R W, Hosiung J G
||The definition and implementation of user views is likely to be a majorfactor in the success of the ISO-STEP standard for computer-basedrepresentation of building components and their inter-connection. Thedevelopment of a method for describing user views to a particular model isalso likely to increase the usage of existing design tools. Currently, the arcanelanguages and the detailed knowledge required of the physics and terminologyof the specific domains of many of these tools limit their use by designers.This paper addresses these issues by describing a system that can presentinformation from a base computer model of a building to a given user. Thelanguage and level of detail of the system are directed at the needs andunderstanding of the user. This system allows multiple concurrent views to thebase model, each view tailored to a particular discipline (eg, architect,structural engineer, services engineer, etc) and further tailored to meet thespecific needs of the particular user in terms of understanding of the variousdisciplines and the level of information required. Used with a system thatintegrates various design tools through a computer based building model, thissystem will offer users information from a range of design tools at a level thatthey can comprehend.
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||multi discipline views; product modelling; user interaction
Amor R W, Hosiung J G (1993).
Multi-disciplinary views for intqrated and concurrent design. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,