Organizing A Design Database Across Time
A design database organizes the complex description of an artifact, arranged as a hierarchical composition of components across multiple design representations. To complicate matters, the structure must also evolve over time. We describe a way to structure a design database across time, accomplished by viewing it from the perspective of three orthogonal “planes.” One for versions, one for configurations, and one to denote equivalences across configurations.
KeywordsVersion Plane Design Database Equivalence Plane Composite Object Object Instance
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