Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Managing Change in a Computer-Aided Design Database

Randy H. Katz and Ellis E. Chang

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-87-341
January 1987

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/CSD-87-341.pdf

Object-oriented concepts can make a design database more reactive to changes in its contents. By embedding change semantics in the database model, the design engineer can be relieved of managing the detailed effects of changes. However, mechanisms are needed to limit the scope of change propagation and to unambiguously identify the objects to which propagated changes should apply. We propose new mechanisms, based on group check-in/check-out, browser contexts and paths, configuration constraints, and rules, to support a powerful automatic change capability within a design database.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Katz:CSD-87-341,
    Author = {Katz, Randy H. and Chang, Ellis E.},
    Title = {Managing Change in a Computer-Aided Design Database},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1987},
    Month = {Jan},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/5994.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-87-341},
    Abstract = {Object-oriented concepts can make a design database more reactive to changes in its contents. By embedding change semantics in the database model, the design engineer can be relieved of managing the detailed effects of changes. However, mechanisms are needed to limit the scope of change propagation and to unambiguously identify the objects to which propagated changes should apply. We propose new mechanisms, based on group check-in/check-out, browser contexts and paths, configuration constraints, and rules, to support a powerful automatic change capability within a design database.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Chang, Ellis E.
%T Managing Change in a Computer-Aided Design Database
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1987
%@ UCB/CSD-87-341
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/5994.html
%F Katz:CSD-87-341