An Encapsulated Design Model for Efficient Information Flow in e-Design

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Nicholas Polys

The complexity of modern engineered products leads to large and complex design files and creates inherent barriers to the exchange of information between product design and its stakeholders. Borrowing recent successes of digital image formats, we added a “design thumbnail” to design models that contains design attributes needed by the stakeholders.