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Providing a consistent source of manufacturing information to both users and applications is key to the successful CAE support of con current engineering This paper describes an information model that aims to fulfill this role This information model, which has been named the "Manufactunng Model,"...
Concurrent engineering activities can be greatly improved thanks to reusing abilities both for the engineered products and their related information and for the project management and its tasks parallelization The architecture we built to support such an organization is based on this paradigm and...
Product development has increasingly become a cooperative endeavor that requires effective coordination in the face of highly com plex interdependencies exposed by distribution over participants, time and perspectives Distinct coordination support technologies have emerged for each of these kinds...