Title: Specifications and development of interoperability solution dedicated to multiple expertise collaboration in a design framework

Authors: Alain Etienne; Emmanuel Guyot; Dimitri Van Wijk; Lionel Roucoules

Addresses: Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Laboratoire de Conception Fabrication Commande (LCFC) – EA 4495, 4-rue Augustin Fresnel, F. 57070 Metz Technopole, France. ' University of Technology of Troyes, ICD/LASMIS Laboratory, FRE2848, F-10010 Troyes, France. ' University of Technology of Troyes, ICD/LASMIS Laboratory, FRE2848, F-10010 Troyes, France. ' Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes (LSIS), 2-cours des Arts et Métiers, F 13617 Aix En Provence, France

Abstract: This paper describes the specifications of an interoperability platform based on the Product Process Organization (PPO) model developed by the French community IPPOP in the context of collaborative and innovative design. By using PPO model as a reference, this work aims to connect together heterogonous tools used by experts easing data and information exchanges. After emphasising the growing needs of collaborative design process, this paper focuses on interoperability concept by describing current solutions and their limits. Then a solution based on the flexibility of the PPO model adapted to the philosophy of interoperability is proposed. To illustrate these concepts, several examples are presented (robustness analysis, CAD and product lifecycle management systems connections).

Keywords: collaborative design; design automation; knowledge modelling; interoperability; information exchange; data exchange; robustness analysis; CAD; product lifecycle management; PLM connections.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2011.043181

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2011 Vol.5 No.2/3/4, pp.272 - 294

Available online: 19 Oct 2011 *

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