MAPPING REQUIREMENTS TO A PRODUCT ARCHITECTURE SUPPORTED BY A PLM SYSTEM
The purpose of this paper is to support the interplay between the problem (requirement) domain and the solution (architecture) domain of a product family. An approach for mapping requirements to architectural views of a product family is presented. In the approach 5 views are suggested, 2 requirement model views, a customer view and a functional view, and 3 views describing the product architecture; functional system, physical module and interface view. The paper furthermore describes how the suggested approach can be accomplished by using a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool.