Title: DIJA system: a CAD solution for collaboration between designers and manufacturers

Authors: Yvon Gardan, Mael Hillereau, Estelle Perrin

Addresses: Institut de Formation Technique Superieure, CReSTIC laboratory, CMCAO team, 7, bd Jean Delautre, 08000 Charleville-Mezieres, France. ' Institut de Formation Technique Superieure, CReSTIC laboratory, CMCAO team, 7, bd Jean Delautre, 08000 Charleville-Mezieres, France. ' Metz University, CReSTIC laboratory, CMCAO team, Ile du Saulcy, 57045 Metz Cedex 01, France

Abstract: This paper presents reasons and requirements of Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) emergence, and outlines the way we think future CAD systems should be – supporting more and more product life cycle–related notions – and how they should be implicated in the PLM concept. Precisely, as the aim of PLM is to connect all actors| knowledge, future CAD systems are expected to deal with notions such as cost, quality or time. Because of the complexity of PLM, this paper concentrates only on the interactions between designers and manufacturers. We show that DIJA project, which is based on a new design methodology called |synthetic design|, formalises manufacturing issues into logical and mathematical rules and integrates these into product design process in order to shorten redesign time. The presented prototype focuses on powder sintering technique, and the paper shows how our system is able to direct the user until he/she obtains a part complying with this technique.

Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; collaboration; designers; manufacturers; concurrent engineering; design for manufacturing; DFM; product lifecycle management; PLM; synthetic design; DIJA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2006.011060

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.4, pp.436 - 450

Published online: 06 Oct 2006 *

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