Research on Virtual Prototyping Development of Product Information Modeling Method
In the heterogeneous environment, fast and real-time information exchange is the requirements of rapid developing and information integrated for mechanical products. Meanwhile, it is also the basis and guarantee of virtual prototyping. This paper analyzes the process of mechanical product design, particularly starts from the concept design stage of virtual product to achieve information sharing and building information models, put forward a software network environment based on objects and STEP standards for integrated information model and the basic PVPIIM framework, application protocol's development, leaf characteristics of the definition and expressions. Furthermore, we proposed a distributed virtual environment in the virtual prototyping development and make it support the whole pump virtual product development process on basis of PVPIIM for an integrated virtual environment, where we use virtual reality modeling language VRML to describe the 3D geometric shape, material, texture, color and virtual design background of pump parts.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
T. Chen "Research on Virtual Prototyping Development of Product Information Modeling Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 658-663, 2010