Common Versioning of Product Data and Engineering Processes

ICORD 09: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India 07.-09.01.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Eigner,Martin; Nem,Mogo Fabrice
Section: Design - Knowledge - and Product Lifecycle - Management
Page(s): 295-302


PDM/PLM (Product Data/Lifecycle Management) and Work ow Management (WM) systems have been established both as backbone for the management of product data and their related engineering processes.Both in collaborative and multidisciplinary engineering contexts, changes occurring on product data and engineering processes must be tracked to ful ll (inter)national legislations such as (re)con guration management.Versioning is a key solution to achieve it. However its separate implementation in both systems led to less traceability in engineering. Although the advantages of integrating PDM/PLM with WM systems have been noticed and addressed, the way changes have to be tracked and versions be managed in such an integrated context has been neglected so far. A comprehensive understanding of existing versioning concepts in product data and engineering process management is necessary for addressing it. This paper reviews some of these concepts and proposes a semantic versioning concept for our integrated product and process metamodel called Engineering Networks

Keywords: Product Data Management, Workow Management, Versioning, Engineering Networks


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