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Manufacture is an objective that has become more urgent within the wider context of a total
Computer Integrated Manufacturing environment. In seeking this integration it is recognised
that the diversity of activities and consequent needs for data can best be served by a single
representation for design, design analysis and manufacturing planning, and that a strong
candidate for this descriptive role is a Feature Representation. This paper briefly overviews
the primary methods of the use of features through Feature Recognition and Design by
Features, particularly in the process planning application area.