User friendly development architecture for standardised modelling: STEP Toolbox
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Manufacturing Research, ISSN 1750-0591, Vol. 9, no 4, 429-447 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Standardised information modelling is currently an important solution of enhancing the interoperability of computer-aided technology (CAx) systems in the manufacturing industry. The success of this solution is critically dependent on the complexity of data structure and implementation methodology. This study presents development architecture, STEP toolbox, which enables users to implement information standards via a simplified process with minimised knowledge requirements. This study starts with an analysis of relevant user groups for different types of tasks and knowledge requirements. Then STEP toolbox is presented as the simplified development architecture that consists of conceptual modelling and an object-oriented application programming interface (API). It is more convenient for typical developers than the conventional implementation methodology. Based on results from test cases for implementing three prototypes, a two-month learning process required for average developers of the information standards is expected to be eliminated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. , 2014. Vol. 9, no 4, 429-447 p.
User friendly; STEP; standard for the exchange of product data; development architecture; implementations; standardised modelling; interoperability; ontology; UML; Java
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-132243DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2014.066663ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84920490254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-132243DiVA: diva2:659272
ProjectsFeature Based Operation Planning, Vinnova FFI Program (Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation Initiative)
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Updated from "Submitted" to "Published". QC 201503132013-10-242013-10-242016-04-13Bibliographically approved