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Development of DSS (Drawing Support System)

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.22 No.1

Summary

The DSS system operates on CAD software (hereafter, "CATIA V5"). It inputs the drawing history, components and other management information (hereafter, "parts management information), compares this information with the information of the technical parts table system (hereafter, "NEWS") that comprehensively manages basic automobile product information, and checks for compatibility between the two.
An interface was developed to efficiently input parts management information, and the series of tasks to feed back the results of the compatibility check with NEWS to the drawings and correct the drawings was automated. In addition, security measures, when connecting with external networks, were strengthened, enabling the DSS system to be used not only by Honda R&D Co., Ltd, but also with suppliers' system environments via the internet.
This effectively reduced the drawing creation and issue processing time needed for designers to create and correct drawings by approximately 35% compared to the CATIA V4 drawing support system.

Author (organization or company)

Ryo YAMAMOTO(Automobile R&D Center)、Satoshi HOUMAN(Automobile R&D Center)、Kazunori SUZUKI(Automobile R&D Center)