Improvements in computer-aided design tools can significantly increase designer productivity. The ability to explore a variety of possible designs quickly and effectively is essential for a designer. In a previous paper, Goal Directed Geometry (GDG) was introduced as a computational framework for preliminary design, aiding the formulation of engineering models with geometric considerations, and the solution of these models with a multi-objective optimization package. The geometric considerations were limited to static noninterference constraints, introducing a metric and method for prevention of geometric interference between two subassemblies. In this paper, this metric and method are expanded to include the prevention of interference between moving subassemblies, or dynamic interference. Based on a series of repetitive static checks, this metric is intended to be accurate and simple for the designer to use. A case study is presented showing the GDG implementation for a linkage design problem, demonstrating the use of this metric. This parametric GDG model is then solved using an existing optimization program called DSIDES.

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