FORS: A system for flexible design

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The structure of FORS, a software tool that deals primarily with the area of collaboration and secondarily with human computer interfaces and record keeping, is described. It also deals with tool acquisition. FORS implements the network model of collaboration and permits dynamic reconfiguration of tools and aspects. A detailed description of its four modules--an aspect library, a tool library, a design space, and remote effects--is given. The implementation of the system in the mechanical design of a window regulator is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0879425970
StatePublished - Nov 1 1990
Event1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1990Nov 7 1990


Other1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA


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