Application framework for traceability of engineering information
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Štorga, Mario; Stanković, Tino; Pavković, Neven; Bojčetić, Nenad
Institution: 1: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Machanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia; 2: ETH Zürich, Engineering Design and Computing Laboratory, Switzerland
The work reported here builds on the TRaceability of ENgineeringINformation - TRENIN (www.trenin.org) project by discussing the the application framework for engineering information traceability. Traceability as a property of the product development should provide a context by which the engineering information evolution can be better interpreted. In the TRENIN project context is explored from two different viewpoints. The first is the context of capturing engineering information evolution including the recording and explanation of the conditions around design activities. The second is the context of using recorded engineering information traces as a basis for identification and understanding of the captured engineering information evolution. Prototype TRENIN application framework is presented consisting of: Traceability Engine, Utilisation Explorer and Visualisation Tool. Results of the framework validation and feedback from industrial partners are discusses and based upon this experience, further research directions are defined.