CAD grammars: Combining CAD and automated spatial design

Peter Deak, Glenn Rowe, Chris Reed

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    Shape grammars are types of non-linear formal grammars that have been used in a range of design domains such as architecture, industrial product design and PCB design. Graph grammars contain production rules with similar generational properties, but operating on graphs. This paper introduces CAD grammars, which combine qualities from shape and graph grammars, and presents new extensions to the theories that enhance their application in design and manufacturing. Details about the integration of CAD grammars into automated spatial design systems and standard CAD software are described. The benefits of this approach with regards to traditional shape grammar systems are explored.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign Computing and Cognition '06
    EditorsAsko Riitahuhta, John S. Gero
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9781402051319
    ISBN (Print)9781402051302
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006


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