||Utilising product models for information sharing in an integrated cad environment
||Iosifidis P, Tah J H M, Howes R
||Despite the extensive use of computing technology within the Architecture,Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry during the past few years, the crucialissue of information sharing amongst AEC participants still remains to beaddressed. This results in poor building project co-ordination and affectsproductivity and final outcome.Our objective at South Bank University is to develop integrated CAD systemsthat utilise conceptual building product models for efficient building-related datarepresentation and exchange.This paper presents our approach in defining a building product model of CAD-related design (i. e. architectural, structural, etc.) that also identifiesoverlapping sections with non-design data (i. e. project planning, cost estimating,etc.) which are incorporated for producing enriched data specifications extractedfrom CAD drawings and used by various AEC disciplines. Different strategies forseparating multiple-views of the resulting data are also discussedFinally, a prototype system (MicroLink) that runs under Intergraph'sMicroStation PC CAD package is presented. The system operates on a partial set ofentities of the overall product model and produces semantically-enhanced designdata in a declarative form ready for use by knowledge-based systems for automaticconstruction activity generation.
|Year of publication:
Iosifidis P, Tah J H M, Howes R (1994).
Utilising product models for information sharing in an integrated cad environment. Preproceedings, CIB W78 Workshop on Computer Integrated Construction, VTT, Espoo, Finland. (ISSN: 2706-6568),