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Versions and Alternatives of Structural Engineering Design Objects

TitleVersions and Alternatives of Structural Engineering Design Objects
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsAbdalla, JA, Powell, GH
Date Published07/1991
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Design Process, Object-Based Design System, Stanford University
AbstractAs design objects are created during the design process, it is not sufficient to represent only single current state of each object. Instead, it will usually be necessary to represent a member of past and current states, existing parallel to each other at various design stages. This requirement has led to the development of various schemes to help manage and control multiple occurrences of a design object. In this paper "versions" of structural engineering design objects are defined, and a scheme for organizing these versions is proposed. A design for Version Manager in an object-based design system is then presented. The manager has limited capabilities, but can be used as a step toward defining a more complete management and control system
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