CAD*I Database

An Approach to an Engineering Database Version 4.0

  • Michel Raflik
  • Bernd Pätzold

Part of the Research Reports Esprit book series (ESPRIT, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 10-41
  4. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 42-53
  5. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 54-100
  6. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 101-121
  7. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 122-127
  8. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 128-136
  9. Michel Raflik, Bernd Pätzold
    Pages 137-144
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 145-147

About this book


In this ESPRIT research report of a group of engineers in the CAD*I project the possibility of using a database management system (DBMS) for computer aided design (CAD) purposes is analyzed and conditions are derived that enable CAD systems to manage CAD models containing increasing amounts of data and more and more intelligent relations. Today CAD models constitute isolated islands of data stored in independent files, and to create and maintain relations between pieces of information stored in several models (files) in a multi-user environment is a complex task. At a conceptual level, a relational DBMS associated with the language SQL (ISO standard) is the ideal tool to create and maintain such relations. At the implementation level, it is of the highest importance to define the optimum granularity of information to be stored in the database in order to get a good response time from such a system.


CAD DBMS Database management Datenbank Datenbankverwaltung Mehrbenutzerumgebung Multi-user environment SQL SQL (Structured Query Language) computer-aided design (CAD) database service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Raflik
    • 1
  • Bernd Pätzold
    • 2
  1. 1.CISIGRAPH, Data Base GroupLes Bureaux de Parc la GriffonVitrollesFrance
  2. 2.Institut für Rechneranwendung in Planung und KonstruktionUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53383-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84335-8
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