The program is a bottom up optimized design procedure in which the functional requiments, the technological database and the workshop expertise are provided in an expertsystem integrated with the NC programming.
The principles will be explained as generally applied in current manufacturing processes as turning, milling, punching etc. for small and medium size factories. It is based on production oriented group-technology. A simple example will illustrate the procedure. A shaft, only defined by a computer input consisting in the standardized identification member of bearings, pinion and endfaces, will be processed into its full shape including tolerances, roughness, material allowances, gearcutting characteristics up to the complete drawing NC tape and workshopdocuments.
Finally some information upon the program layout will be given.