METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING COMPONENT OBJECTS USED IN A PLURALITY OF COMPOSITE OBJECTS

  • US 20110055289A1
  • Filed: 09/03/2010
  • Published: 03/03/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/2009
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A computer implemented method of managing component object data represented as a list identifying component physical objects that can be used in a plurality of composite physical objects, the method comprising:

  • storing composite object data structures in a storage system, each composite object data structure linking data for a composite physical object to a component object data structure for each of a plurality of component physical objects used in the composite physical object;

    providing a user interface to display the list of component physical objects and composite object data structures linked to the displayed list of component physical objects to enable a user to select composite object data structures and component object data structures to modify the list, and to enable a user to select stored composite object data structures to form or add to the list;

    receiving a user selection of a displayed composite object data structure and modifying the list to remove component physical objects identified by links in the selected composite object data structure;

    receiving a user selection of a stored composite object data structure and modifying the list to add component physical objects identified by links in the selected composite object data structure;

    receiving a user selection of a component object data structure represented as a component physical object in the list; and

    , one of;

    using a processor to process the composite object data structure linked to the selected component object data structure to identify other component physical objects in the list used in the composite physical object and removing the identified component physical objects from the list;

    ormodifying the composite object data structure in accordance with the removal or modification of the selected component object structure.

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