COMMUNICATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN DISTRIBUTED ENGINEERING DESIGN
This paper deals mainly with the problems of sharing and managing knowledge in distributed engineering design processes. The paper presents a review of the evolution of engineering design work, and state-of-the-art of knowledge management, and brings out the important role of communication. A distributed engineering design project has been realised by the collaboration of five German universities. During the project the communication of participants has been analysed. Based on these results of this study, on the state-of-the-art and problems of knowledge supporting, new directions and accents of knowledge-based engineering will be defined.