Model-based automatic generation of sequence-control programs from design information

T. Sakuo, Y. Umeda, T. Tomiyama, Y. Shimomura
1997 IEEE Expert  
This paper proposes a new model-based technique to automatically generate sequence control programs for mechatronics machines from design information . This technique solves one of the bottlenecks in developing mechatronics machines by reducing burdens of software development . In this technique, a sequence control program is generated from a model of the design object represented in a mechanical CAD by searching the physical causalities described by Qualitative Process Theory and by providing
more » ... y and by providing geometric information. Based on this technique, we implemented a prototype system named the Sequence Control Program (SCP) Generator which integrates a mechanical CAD and a software generation system. An example of control program generation for a photocopier with the SCP Generator is described .
doi:10.1109/64.590076 fatcat:c25we3bdsfa4nd7vvly6h4moaa