Using the CAI Software (InventionTool 3.0) to solve complexity problem

  • Zhang Peng 
  • Tan Runhua 
Part of the IFIP The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 250)


InventionTool 3.0, which is a CAI Software based on TRIZ, is created by Institute of Innovation of Hebei University of Technology. Using the CAI Software, designers can solve innovation problem. During the design process, the InventionTools 3.0 plays a very important role. Firstly, the technical evolution module of the InventionTools 3.0, as an effective method, is used to obtained conceptual design and several Solutions. Secondly, using the Complexity Theory based on the Axiomatic Design, the Solutions are analyzed. Finally, according to analysis result, the best solution would be obtained. In this paper, the pill counting System is used as an complexity problem to show how the InventionTool 3.0 and the Complexity Theory based on the Axiomatic Design is applied.


Evolution Module Complexity Theory Function Unit Evolution Path Counting System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Peng 
    • 1
  • Tan Runhua 
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringHebei University of technologyTianjinPeople’s Republic of china

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