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The feature-based design system described in this paper is an enhancement of an
earlier system which was implemented as part of an integrated design and
process planning system. The feature taxonomy has been extended using an
object-oriented approach to add functionality to the geometric reasoning process.
This has been achieved by developing features within a library that is linked to
the classes library provided by the ACIS® solid modeller. The explicit
representation of potential assembly directions in the features make them
suitable for assembly planning analysis. The research demonstrates the
possibilities for a single feature representation to support multiple activities
within a computer integrated manufacturing environment.