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IMPPACT is a project in the CIM area of the ESPRIT programme. It was initiated to develop and demonstrate a new generation of integrated modelling systems for product design, process planning and generation of machine control data. Requirements from design, planning and production were addressed by a general approach for deriving specific software development strategies depending on two applications areas. The software systems developed were demonstrated at two sites: a ship propeller manufacturer LIPS dealing with complex shaped parts, and an aircraft spare parts factory HAI which manufactures sheet metal parts. General principles such as modelling languages and implementation architectures are explained and the reference model is described, with emphasis on a global informal presentation of the model with a description of the supporting logic. Applications of the model to enterprise-oriented problems are presented, and its implementation is described.

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Authors: GIELINGH W F, TNO Building and Construction Research, Delft (NL);SUHM A K (EDITORS), Universität Karlsruhe, Institut für Rechneranwendung in Planung und Konstruktion (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14810 EN (1993) 263 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-56150-1
Record Number: 199310631 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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