Abstract: Collaborative design can create added value in the design and production process by bringing the benefit of team work and cooperation in a concurrent and coordinated manner. However, distributed design knowledge and product data make the design process cumbersome. To facilitate collaborative design, an agent-based intelligent CAD platform is implemented. Intelligent agents are applied to the collaborative design. Adopting the JADE platform as framework, an intelligent collaborative design software (Co-Cad platform for short) is designed. In this platform, every man, design software, management software, equipment and resource is regarded as a single agent, the legacy design can be abstracted to be interaction between agents. Multimedia technology is integrated into Co-Cad platform, communication and identity authentication among collaborative designers from different areas are more convenient. Finally, an instance of collaborative design using Co-Cad platform is presented.
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nullQ. LIU, X. CUI and X. HU, "An Agent-Based Multimedia Intelligent Platform for Collaborative Design," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2008, pp. 260-265. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2008.13032.