A Design Automation System Supporting Design For Cost Underlying Method, System Applicability and User Experiences
Paper in proceedings, 2005
The fact that software applications are getting more and more adaptable extends the possibility of in-house developed design systems. This calls for systematic methods that supports system development and ensures system functionality, quality and longevity. For this a number of underlying general criteria are expressed.
In this work a method that supports development of automated systems for product design, process plan-ning and cost estimation is introduced. The method has been the foundation on which an automated system for variant design has been developed. The system applicability as a means of gaining cost effective design is presented through studies of: multi-objective optimization, what-if scenarios and sensitivity analyses. The work is completed by an evaluation of the three types of studies, the variant design system, and the underlying method that supports in-house development of automated systems. All this is done with respect to the under-lying general criteria.