This book contains a selection of revised papers presented at the Third Eurographics Workshop on Intelligent CAD Systems, held in the Netherlands in April 1989. The workshop theme was "Practical Experience and Evaluation" and its aim was to share the experience the participants gained by developing intelligent CAD systems, and to evaluate the developed systems to determine which features were still lacking. Topics such as design process models, system architecture, languages for intelligent CAD, geometric reason- ing, and user interfaces are highlighted. The papers are by authors from computer science, mathematics, architecture, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and civil engineering. This wide variety of backgrounds ensures a variety of approaches, to give the reader an up-to-date overview of a field which is developing day by day.
Table of ContentsDesign Process.- 1. A Logical Framework for Design Processes.- 2. A Psychologically Based Intelligent Design Aid.- 3. A Component Class for Design Objects.- 4. Discussion Session: Design Process.- System Architecture.- 5. An Experience in Adding Persistence to Intelligent CAD Environments.- 6. Application of History Mechanism in Architectural Design.- 7. Discussion Session: System Architecture.- Languages.- 8. A Graphical and Logical Language for a Simple Design Domain.- 9. An Experience with Developing a Design Knowledge Representation Language.- 10. Design Process Representation in ADDL.- 11. Discussion Session: Languages.- Geometric Reasoning.- 12. GARE: Geometric Analysis and Reasoning Engine.- 13. Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Spatial Planning.- 14. A Geometric Constraint Management System in Oar.- 15. Discussion Session: Geometric Reasoning.- User Interface.- 16. POINTER: Picture Oriented INTERaction: A Programme for ICAD/HCI Research.- 17. Intelligent User Interface for Intelligent CAD.- 18. Discussion Session: User Interface.- List of Authors.