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Distributed Object-based Modeling Environment (DOME)

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Distributed Object-based Modeling Environment (DOME)


Computer systems that model new products can be overwhelmingly complex. The design of an automobile door, for example, can require the coordinated efforts of dozens (if not hundreds) of designers, engineers, and suppliers, each working simultaneously in distant locations and on radically different platforms. Project DOME integrates these efforts in a user-friendly Web-based environment that allows all developers to join in the modeling process at the same time. They can do this (1) without intermediary assistance from computer programmers, (2) without departing from their preferred set of product development tools, and (3) without losing control of proprietary information.

Recent Submissions

  • Wallace, David; Yang, Elaine; Senin, Nicola (2001)
    The potential benefits of mathematically predicting and analyzing the integrated behavior of product concepts throughout the design synthesis cycle are widely recognized. Better up-front integrated design will not only ...
  • Abrahamson, Shaun; Wallace, David; Senin, Nicola; Sferro, Peter (2000)
    This paper presents a service marketplace vision for enterprise-wide integrated design modeling. In this environment, expert participants and product development organizations are empowered to publish their geometric ...