JESSI CAD-Frame


JCF - 5082

Keywords CAD tool development framework, CAD environment development infrastructure, integrated CAD environments


Start Date: 01-MAY-90 / Duration: 15 months

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Objectives and Approach

The goal of this project was to provide a standardised framework for CAD tools to serve as a general, common software infrastructure for efficiently building, maintaining and configuring open integrated CAD environments. The work continues in project 7364.

The goals of the JESSI framework are to:

The JESSI framework is now available in terms of:

As far as efficiency is concerned, it is expected that the effort for tool integration, which presently amounts to person-months or years (even for relatively loose coupling), will be cut back to a few person-weeks, -days or even -hours depending on the tool characteristics and the level of automation achieved in the course of framework development. Similar reductions can be expected for the building and configuration of new tools or application environments, depending on the quality and scope of the tool-building and configuration facilities offered by the framework.

The JCF project provides the JESSI framework to all JESSI CAD projects as a series of consecutive, stepwise-enhanced releases, which will offer a growing set of services and continuous increase of performance and efficiency. The project will also offer support to safeguard the effective use of the JESSI framework. Moreover, the JESSI framework will be made available to ESPRIT projects and external users (under conditions to be specified).

The project is divided into start-up, main and completion phases. Project 5082 was the start-up phase The objectives of this phase (mid-1990 to mid-1991) were to:

Specific goals were to:

The specification of framework requirements occurred in close contact with international standardisation efforts such as CFI and ECIP.

The work was structured into the following main tasks:

Progress and Results

One early impact made by this project was a demonstration of the first prototype framework at the Design Automation Conference, DAC '91, in San Francisco. Conformity with the emerging international standards was shown, together with inter-working with commercial frameworks from US vendors on the same exhibit. The prototype was also exhibited by Siemens-Nixdorf Information Systems on their own stand as a future product. SNI has announced a new product, FRAMEWARE, based on the early results of this project


CONTACT POINT

Dr B. Steinmueller
SIEMENS-NIXDORF
INFORMATIONSSYSTEME AG (SNI)
Bahnhofstr. 32
D - 4790 PADERBORN
tel: + 49/ 5251-284100
fax: + 49/ 5251-284105
telex: 52517284

Participants

SNI - D - C
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT - NL - P
ICL LTD - UK - P
SWEDISH TELECOM - S - P
SIEMENS AG - D - P
SGS-THOMSON MICROELECTRONICS SRL - I - P
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV - NL - P
BELL TELEPHONE MFG CO NV - B - A
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER - UK - A
UNIVERSITÄT PADERBORN - D - A
FERNUNIVERSITÄT
GEHAMTHOOGSCHULE IN HAGEN - D - A
SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF
MICROELECTRONICS - S - A
PLESSEY COMPANY PLC - UK - A
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK
AN DER UNIVERSITÄT KARLSRUHE - D - A
IMEC VZW - B - A
GMD - D - A
CNET - F - A
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH - D - A


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JCF - 5082, December 1993


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