Integrated Engineering Environment
Today’s major industrial challenge in computer-supported product development is to establish corporate development across enterprises. Corporative distributed product development and engineering processes require extensive use of advance information technology. Especially important is the support of distributed processes and the management of distributed product data as well as of other engineering information resources. This article describes an approach to the integration of the product information and product knowledge management using the proposed information model of product which is compliant to the STEP (ISO 10303) international standard. The proposed product knowledge and data information model (PKDIM) is shared between interoperable IEE modules.