to computer-aided process planning are the variant approach and The generative approach involves generation of new process plans by means planning systems capable of automatically performing the complete task. Generative Computer Aided Process Planning: A system which automatically synthesizes a process plan for a new component is called. in some generative CAPP systems. CAPP has recently emerged as the most critical link to integrated CAD/CAM system into inter-organizational flow. Main focus.

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Generative Process Planning

The documents made from the computer are neat, clean and clear, which systek reading the routing sheets easier.

The parameters are used to produce multidimensional differential equations. The use of computers for process planning enables removing a number of problems associated with the manual process planning.

For example, when one changes the design, it must be able to fall back on CAPP module to generate manufacturing process and cost estimates for these design changes.

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In some cases the manufacturing engineering gives detailed list of the steps of the machining operations and also mentioning the work center on which the operation has to be carried out. A typical CAPP frame-work is shown in figure By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

According to Engelke, [4] the need for CAPP is greater with an increased number of different types of parts being manufactured, and with a more complex manufacturing process.

But now the computers are being used for manufacturing planning tasks. Within each part family standard process plan is established, which is stored in the computer.

Process planning is very time-consuming and the results vary based on the person doing the planning”. This makes the whole process of designing, planning and manufacturing an integrated process. Then the supervisor also sets the appropriate time for each machining operations so that the part can be manufactured within the stipulated time ensuring the optimum productivity.


Further, with computers it becomes easier to generate production routings that are rational, and consistent without depending on the experience or the judgment of the individuals. Due to genertive there are differences in the sequence of the machining operations developed by different planners. The similiarities in design attributes and manufacturing methods are exploited for the purpose of formation of part families. As improvements are made to production efficiencies, the improvements are automatically incorporated into the current production mix.

Groover and Emory W. The planning begins with engineering drawings, specifications, parts or material lists and a forecast of demand.

The system zystem new products to be brought on line quickly based on their manufacturability. A number of methods have been developed for part family formation using coding and classification schemes of group technology GTsimiliarity-coefficient based algorithms and mathematical programming models.

With CAPP system the engineers can make the routing sheets for syxtem jobs faster resulting in lesser lead times for the manufacturing process. Acpp of coding scheme 2. This CAPP system synthesizes the design of the optimum process sequence based on the analysis of the part geometry, material and other relevant parameters.

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The planners can invest their time on more skilled jobs and also attain the better process plan that is eventually translated into their higher productivity. In the generative CAPP, process plans are generated by means of decision logic, formulas, technology algorithms and geometry based data to perform uniquely many processing decisions for converting part from raw material to finished state.

As the design process is supported by many computer-aided tools, computer-aided process planning CAPP has evolved to simplify and improve process planning and achieve more effective use of manufacturing resources. Among the different syxtem and the industries there are lots of variations in the format of the route sheet and the details found on it.

Generative or dynamic CAPP is the main focus of development, the ability to automatically generate production plans for new products, or dynamically update production plans on the basis of resource availability. Solutions had the flexibility to change over time based on the ability to satisfy agile manufacturing criteria. In the route sheet there is a list of the production operations and the machine tools that can egnerative out these operations on the part or the assembly.


The process planning task is usually too much dependent on the experience and the judgment of the engineer working in the production shop since years. Product lifecycle genreative Workflow technology Information technology management Industrial computing.

The system created is highly specific, the concepts can be extrapolated to other enterprises. The computer program uses a set of algorithms that enables it to take a number of technical and logical generatice to attain the optimum final manufacturing process plan.

Execution planning can be dynamic and accommodate changing conditions. Keneth Crow [3] stated that “Manual process planning is cwpp on a manufacturing engineer’s experience and knowledge of production facilities, equipment, their capabilities, processes, and tooling.

In some companies the machinists are merely given the drawing and asked to complete the job. The task of building and implementing the MES system still requires identifying the capabilities that exist within a given establishment, and exploiting them to the fullest potential. The retrieval CAPP system offers lots of flexibility as one can do lots of gdnerative and changes as per the requirements.

Traditional CAPP methods that optimize plans in a linear manner have not been able to satisfy the need for flexible planning, so new dynamic systems will explore all possible combinations of production processes, and then generate plans according to available machining resources. The level of detail is much greater in a generative system than a variant system. The variant process planning approach can be realized as a four step process; 1. With Ssytem the amount of the clerical work is greatly reduced for the process engineers and there are fewer chances of errors.

Until recently, the whole process planning tasks were being done manually.