VISUALIZATION OF INFORMATION TRACEABILITY IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Presented research reports on usage of computer-based diagramming tools towards establishing and visualizing traceability of engineering information in product development processes. Diagrams have been used as means of information recording, and diagram networks as pathways for users to access requested information. Communication visualization, product structure and specification, and design rationale were recorded using diagrams. A new explorer environment has been developed in order to integrate diagrams into project documentation and automatically visualize networks of diagrams.