Modelling the Relation Network in the Integrated Product and Design Process Model

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Pavkovic, N.; Bojcetic, N.; Marjanovic, D.
Section: Design information systems & knowledge management
Page(s): 391-396


The aim of this paper is to consider criteria for classifying the relations in engineering data structures. Some methods of modelling the network of relationships in the object-oriented environment are proposed. The network of relations is considered as established between objects which are instances of classes in the object-oriented design process and product model. In the presented approach, the relations between objects are also viewed as objects. An instance of such class represents binary or n-ary relation between instances of elementary classes. Having a class that represents the relation, the procedures of searching, retrieving and updating are easier to implement and maintain. The prototype of proposed system is developed in object database environment.

Keywords: relations, object-oriented, design process model, product model


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