Mississippi State University
Smith, Brian K.
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Campus Access Only
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
The agile creation of 3D CAD platforms (3D CAD models that can be configured to obtain a family of Products) has become an important factor for increasing competitiveness of organizations that create discrete products. Design Automation (DA) is a powerful tool that can be used for speeding up and optimizing the design process of those 3D CAD platforms. Nonetheless, for effectively applying DA on the development of 3D CAD platforms it is desirable to count on tools that address the three fundamental hurdles that are also obstructing the wide adoption of DA in practice. These hurdles are the lack of identification of DA opportunities, the absence of performance metrics, and the absence of methods for continuous improvement. This dissertation contributes a set of methods and tools to incrementally improve the process for creating 3D CAD platforms towards increased automation. The tools proposed include the development of a Metrics Framework (MF) for assessing the capabilities of an organization for creating 3D CAD platforms; a method for increasing the organizational capabilities for creating 3D CAD platforms, and a method for identifying optimal improvement efforts for creating 3D CAD platforms in a multi-objective scenario
Quintero Restrepo, William Fernando, "Automated Design of 3D CAD platforms" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5335.