Semantic tool support for conceptual design

  • ITCE-2003 - 4th Joint Symposium on Information Technology in Civil Engineering ed Flood, I., Seite 1-12, ASCE (CD-ROM), Nashville, USA In this paper we discussed graph based tools to support architects during the conceptual design phase. Conceptual Design is defined before constructive design; the used concepts are more abstract. We develop two graph based approaches, a topdown using the graph rewriting system PROGRES and a more industrially oriented approach, where we extend the CAD system ArchiCAD. In both approaches, knowledge can be defined by a knowledge engineer, in the top-down approach in the domain model graph, in the bottom-up approach in the in an XML file. The defined knowledge is used to incrementally check the sketch and to inform the architect about violations of the defined knowledge. Our goal is to discover design error as soon as possible and to support the architect to design buildings with consideration of conceptual knowledge.

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Author:Bodo Kraft, Manfred Nagl
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2003
Publishing Institution:Fachhochschule Aachen
Contributing Corporation:Department of Computer Science III, RWTH Aachen
Date of the Publication (Server):2010/11/15
Tag:Bauingenieurwesen; CAD
CAD; civil engineering
GND Keyword:CAD
Institutes:FH Aachen / Fachbereich Medizintechnik und Technomathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten