EMBEDDING DESIGN RATIONALE CAPTURING IN PLM SYSTEMS - A CASE STUDY WITH IBIS-BASED DIAGRAMS
The aim of the proposed approach is to provide an interface for creating and manipulating elements of captured design rationale in the environment of PLM system. Elements of IBIS diagram are stored as class instances, and are treated in PLM system as any other class of document. Benefits of this approach could be shown in usage of existing "standard" PLM team communication, storage, maintenance and search capabilities. To efficiently use PLM storage and search capabilities, “intelligent” links between IBIS elements are required. Here “intelligent” link refers to a link created as an object.