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A well designed computer-aided process planning (CAPP) system bridges the gap between CAD and CAM. A number of systems have recently been developed relying on a standalone expert system. However, because of over-complexity, many such systems cannot be effectively applied to industrial enterprises...
This paper presents a comprehensive discussion of the so-called Instance-As-Type (IAT) phenomenon which is observed in the development of complex engineering/product design databases. Basically, IAT reflects a kind of data dependency in databases; in particular it means that a data object appears...