Intelligent CAD system for industrial piping system design

Q. Zhu, H. Freeman

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This paper describes an intelligent CAD system for industrial piping design. The system is based on use of a symbolic representation scheme for the piping structure. This representation scheme permits fast interactive design in isometric projection and facilitates a variety of analysis operations on the design. The scheme makes use of a knowledge-based piping run generator which applies a generate-and-test method with a look-forward and look-backward strategy to search for an optimal solution to the piping design. The system makes it possible to design complex piping systems in a short time and with modest storage requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1988Aug 4 1988


OtherComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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