Configuration representation and modeling using configuration spaces

  • US 7,953,779 B1
  • Filed: 10/08/2002
  • Issued: 05/31/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of displaying configuration relationships of a product wherein families of product features are related to each other through dependencies, the method comprising:

  • selecting one of the product features;

    for each family of product features, determining which of the selected product features have common child dependencies; and

    displaying representations of the product features of one or more of the families that relate to the selected product feature, wherein the product features of a family that have common child dependencies are consolidated into a single representation.

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