Title: Compared implementations of PDM systems based on UML specifications

Authors: Christophe Merlo, Benoit Eynard, Philippe Girard, Aurelien Odinot, Thomas Gallet

Addresses: LIPSI, ESTIA, Technopole Izarbel, 64210 Bidart, France. ' LASMIS, Troyes University of Technology, BP 2060, 10010 Troyes Cedex, France. ' LAPS, University of Bordeaux 1, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence, France. ' LASMIS, Troyes University of Technology, BP 2060, 10010 Troyes Cedex, France CRT and ESTIA Innovation, Technopole Izarbel, 64210 Bidart, France. ' LASMIS, Troyes University of Technology, BP 2060, 10010 Troyes Cedex, France Snecma Moteurs, Villaroche, 77500 Moisy-Cramayel, France

Abstract: With regard to product development processes, the PDM (Product Data Management) system aims at the management of product data and related documents. The specification and implementation of such a system strongly depends on company needs and also on the system characteristics. Generally, the PDM system requires a specific way of structuring product data and its management. In recent works, the use of the UML approach has been proposed to formalise the specifications in order to enable the implementation of a PDM system. The main goal of this paper is to study the implementation of such UML based specifications through two different PDM systems, in order to assess their functionalities according to the needs of product development process management. The case study used is extracted from a turboprop aircraft project.

Keywords: PDM implementation; product data management; UML; product structure; workflow; product development; turboprop aircraft; product modelling; life cycle assessment; LCA; product lifecycle management; PLM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2005.007345

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.52 - 69

Published online: 07 Jul 2005 *

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