RedesignIT is a computer program that uses model-based reasoning to generate and evaluate proposals of redesign plans for engineered devices. These proposals describe how the design parameters could be changed to achieve a specified performance goal. Equally important, the program proposes complementary modifications that may be necessary to counteract the undesirable side effects of the primary changes. RedesignIT is intended for use during the first stages of a redesign project, when engineers need to make a quick, yet accurate assessment of the overall effects of a particular design change. The program uses qualitative device models, which allow it to compute redesign plans efficiently. With its ability to predict the collateral, and probably undesirable, effects of a design change, the program is well suited to aid product designers in deciding on the feasibility of introducing design changes to a product.
RedesignIT—A Model-Based Tool for Managing Design Changes
Contributed by the Design Theory and Methodology Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received January 2002; Associate Editor: D. L. Thurston.
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Ollinger, G. A., and Stahovich, T. F. (May 5, 2004). "RedesignIT—A Model-Based Tool for Managing Design Changes ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. March 2004; 126(2): 208–216. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1666888
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