Accession Number : ADB062458

Title :   Integrated Computeraided Manufacturing (ICAM) Architecture Part II. Volume V. Information Modeling Manual (IDEF1).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Sep 78-10 May 81.

Corporate Author : SOFTECH INC WALTHAM MA

Report Date : JUN 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 222

Abstract : This manual is designed to serve as an introduction to and reference guide for the IDEF1 information modeling methodology. The conceptual and tangible aspects of the methodology are described, displayed and depicted in various examples throughout this manual. The IDEF1 modeling methodology is one which incorporates basic principles into a specified process to produce an information model. This is accomplished through the efforts of selected individuals who serve specific capacities, or roles. Each of these roles has a specific set of functions which ensure the constant and continual evolution of the model. Each evolutionary phase is designed to produce certain products along the way. The development of these products come about in accordance with the prescribed procedures, through the efforts being conducted by the roles being served, and eventually equates to a detailed information model. This reference manual will focus its attention on the role of the modeler, and the conduct of the modeler's responsibilities. It will define what an information model is, and how one is built, primarily from the modeler's perspective.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MANUFACTURING, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MANUALS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), EVOLUTION(GENERAL), FUNCTIONS, METHODOLOGY, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE