NIST meeting: "Defining Standard, Scriptable Objects for CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM"
steve.waterbury at gsfc.nasa.gov
Mon Dec 11 00:31:10 EST 2000
"Defining Standard, Scriptable Objects for CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM"
Date: December 13th
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: NIST, Building 225, Room A54
-> for directions and maps to NIST, see:
* If you plan to come, you MUST contact Michael McLay, so that
we are sure that the meeting room space is adequate:
mailto:mclay at nist.gov
- or call 301-975-4099
Roughly, PDM ("Product Data Management") does for CAD/CAE/CAM
models and related objects what Zope does for the objects that
need to be managed in a typical Web site (HTML docs, etc.).
The problem is to find an open architecture for integrating and
managing the configuration of computer-aided design, analysis,
and manufacturing (CAD/CAE/CAM) tools, models, and data.
The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate technologies, try to
define an approximate roadmap for building an open architecture,
and establish a ROM guess of (1) how much work may be required to
implement the architecture components and (2) the cost of
developing and maintaining an instance of the architecture for an
* Engineering Tool/Data Integration Requirements
* GenCAM: a Standard API for Electronic Manufacturing Data
* The MEMS Exchange: Python and ZODB for Management of Complex Objects
* The CADScript/IScript Architecture (and Demo)
Doug Cheney/International TechneGroup, Inc.
* Python and Zope: Architectures and Directions
Barry Warsaw/Python Labs
* Group discussion
- How to incorporate interfaces to Python and Zope components
such as ZODB into a standard PDM architecture
- What enhancements to ZODB, ZCatalog, ZPatterns, etc., can
address functionality and interfaces needed for general PDM
- Which pieces of the architecture make the most sense as open
source products, which ones are most logical as commercial
products, and what interfaces should be standardized to
enable open source and commercial products to interoperate.
-- Steve Waterbury
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
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"Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug."
Stephen C. Waterbury Component Technologies
Code 562, NASA/GSFC and Radiation Effects Branch
Greenbelt, MD 20771 Engineering Web/Database Specialist
Tel: 301-286-7557 FAX: 301-286-1695
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