This book is a record of the 1st Eurographics Workshop on Intelligent CAD systems, held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, April 21-24, 1987, but it is not a mere collection of the papers; it includes revisions of all contributions from all over the world, chairperson&sgrave; reports for each session and a general report from the editors. The idea of intelligent CAD systems (or knowledge-based CAD or expert CAD systems) in now widely discussed among researchers in the field. However, there seem to be big difficulties in developing them, and these difficulties include both theoretical and implementational issues. The book highlights the theoretical and methological aspects in developing intelligent CAD systems such as: theoretical foundations, new methodology, achitecture of intelligent CAD systems, tools and techniques, design and use. The papers are submitted by authors from computer science, mechanical engineering, electronical engineering, architecture and civil engineering.
Table of ContentsFrom the contents: Strategies for CAD.- A Paradigm for Intelligent CAD.- Intelligent Systems Interconnection: What Should Come After Open Systems.- Multi-Expert Systems for CAD.- An Adaptive, Generic Planning Model for Large Scale Integrated Engineering Design.- A CAD System with Declarative Specification of Shape.- Methodology of Intelligent CAD Systems.- Acquiring Design and Analysis Knowledge for Knowledge-Based Systems.- MIND: A Design Machine - Conceptual Framework.- Modular Design As Algebraic Composition.- Intelligent Computer Aided Synthesis of Digital Signal Processing Systems.- A Theoretical Model for Intelligent CAD.- Systematic Design in Intelligent CAD Systems.- A Multiparadigm User Interface for Intelligent CAD Systems.- SIDESMAN: A CAD System for VLSI Design.- SYNERGIST: A Schematic Capture and Fault Diagnosis System.- Intelligence Beyond Expert Systems: A Physiological Model with Applications in Design.- An Integrated Data Description Language for Coding Design Knowledge.