Design Repository

The Design Repository is an ongoing research project to represent, archive and search product design knowledge in support of engineering design activities. The repository project (originally funded by NSF:DMI-9988817) involved researchers at UMR, The University of Texas at Austin and NIST. Directly, the repository has transformed a disparate set of heterogeneous product design knowledge into a single knowledge base, offering extended capability for current Product Data Management applications. To support initial efforts toward automated conceptual design, the repository system offers a prototype concept generator tool as well as knowledge search and navigation. The prototype repository system, available on the web, reaches designers and researchers worldwide.

Alternate Link: http://ftest.mime.oregonstate.edu/repo/browse/