Authors: P. Ghodous, M.T. Martinez
Addresses: LIGIM, Universite C.B. Lyon I, Bat 710, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex, France. AIP, Bat 302, INSA of Lyon 6962, 1 Villeurbanne cedex, France
Abstract: A collaborative product development requires a shared understanding of the product among many experts concerned by design, manufacturing, quality control, marketing, etc., working concurrently on different subparts of a more global project. The objective of this paper is to provide an approach for representation, integration and communication of different experts| viewpoints in design and manufacturing phases. Firstly, we describe the problems related to a collaborative environment and the current research work. Then we explain how using STEP standard we represent each viewpoint. As a case study, we describe the different viewpoints that can be defined on a ||display light|| product and we explain our approach for developing an integrated model. Lastly, we conclude and give the perspectives of our work.
Keywords: product data modelling; multiple viewpoints; STEP standard; product data integration; concurrent engineering; design for manufacturing; DFM.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2003 Vol.18 No.1/2/3/4, pp.133-145
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