Abstract

This paper gives an overview of virtual enginecring (VE) system for electromechanical products. To reduce design costs and to manufacture high-quality products, it is well known that concurrent engineering (CE) is very efficient approach. Three-dimensional (3D) CAD system and engineering database system are essential components of CE. VE system is an environment to realize CE. By creating 3D models in a computer and performing some simulations such as mechanical, electronic, software simulation and integrated simulations, it is possible to estimate functions, assemblability, manufacturability and so on, without making prototype models. In this paper, we outline the VE system and mainly discuss the engineering database system which makes an important role of the VE system. This system is developed by applying the object oriented technology.

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