ARCHITECTURES FOR MECHATRONIC PRODUCT DATA INTEGRATION IN PLM SYSTEMS
In this paper four generic architectures for PLM implementations in complex product development settings are presented and analysed. The focus has been on the information integration problems relating to mechanical, electrical, and software product data. The purpose of the study has been to identify basic needs and challenges and to propose principal solutions for data integration. The conclusions involve strengths and weaknesses regarding each PLM integration approach. The results are based on a case study performed in an automotive company.