Architecture of an Object-Oriented Product Model Prototype for Integrated Building Design

by Raimar J. Scherer, Unv Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany,
Peter Katranuschkov, Unv Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


The proposed integrated building design system consists of a product modeling framework represented by a general product model and several partial knowledge bases, a conventional CAD system, different application tools and an application interface management system. The object-oriented approach for the product modeling framework provides a method for referencing different semantic and representational aspects defined by separate knowledge sources,by means of inheritance, delegation and adjacency relationship links. The developed concept gives a solution to important cooperative design issues, such as: object evolution, multiple design perspectives and automated interdisciplinary consistency checking.

Subject Headings: Building design | Computer aided design | Structural models | Smart buildings | Decision support systems | Frames | Building systems | Building management

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