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Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

Front Mech Eng Chin    2010, Vol. 5 Issue (4) : 470-475
Modular architecture model of CSCD system
Hongxue XU1(), Hong ZHENG2, Xiuying GUO1
1. School of Information Engineering, Shenyang University, Shenyang 110044, China; 2. Modern Education Technology Center, Yingkou College of Vocational Technology, Yingkou 115000, China
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A modular architecture model of a computer-supported collaborative design (CSCD) system is proposed on the basis of the hierarchical structure characteristics of a distributed collaborative design system and advanced component object technology. The model mainly regards the module as the core organizing and managing design objects and uses the common object request broker architecture (CORBA) specifications as an interactive platform to achieve object communication. The browser/server computing model deals with the remote heterogeneous collaborative design problem. Product design strategies and mechanisms for collaborative design are separated to facilitate the application of distributed collaborative design environment for quick implementation. The open design framework for CSCD system developers can support the implementation of distributed collaborative design to improve product design speed and reduce product development time. The modular CSCD system (MCSCDS) model and its implementation are achieved in the modular CSCD, a prototype system.

Keywords computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW)      computer-supported collaborative design (CSCD)      distributed system      component object technology      modular architecture model     
Corresponding Authors: XU Hongxue,   
Issue Date: 05 December 2010
 Cite this article:   
Hongxue XU,Hong ZHENG,Xiuying GUO. Modular architecture model of CSCD system[J]. Front Mech Eng Chin, 2010, 5(4): 470-475.
Fig.1  Decomposition process of module
Fig.2  Architecture of modular CSCD system
Fig.3  System structure of modular CSCD
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