Workflows for the exchange of specialized CAx data

Lukas Weingartner, Alfred Sadlauer, Peter Hehenberger, Stefan Boschert

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In recent years, numerous approaches and solutions for CAx data exchange in typical application cases have been developed. However, individual needs in one-off developments have not yet been addressed. This paper presents a methodology for the exchange of specialized CAx data between a design and a simulation department – in particular, between CAD and other simulation tools. Generic steps such as filtering, aggregation and pre-processing as well as selection and use of suitable interfaces result in adaptable and reusable “workflows.” As our example of an industrial conveyor system demonstrates, defining and using such workflows accelerates the modeling phase, ensures transparency of the development process, and enables reuse and refinement of process steps and intermediate results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-448
Number of pages9
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2016
EventCAD'15 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jun 20153 Jun 2015


  • CAx data exchange
  • conveyor system simulation model creation
  • data exchange process


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