Structuring information in technical inheritance with PDM systems

DS 87-6 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 6: Design Information and Knowledge, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Scheidel, Wieben; Mozgova, Iryna; Lachmayer, Roland
Series: ICED
Institution: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Section: Design Information and Knowledge
Page(s): 217-226
ISBN: 978-1-904670-94-0
ISSN: 2220-4342


Nowadays a product development process is often based on experience and collected product lifecycle information. The communication between machines and equipment and a consistency throughout the whole product lifecycle are enabled by Industry 4.0. In the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 653 several aspect for communicative and intelligent products are developed. The CRC aims to develop smart products, so-called gentelligent products, which collect and store their lifecycle information inherently and give feedback to the development and production. In this publication it is shown how the development process is supported by the experience and information of gentelligent components supplied by Technical Inheritance. To provide relevant life cycle information for the development process the need of a product data management (PDM) system is shown. At the example of the Formular Student racing car RP09 the necessity of PDM for Technical Inheritance is shown to support the next generation development and its advantages discussed.

Keywords: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Requirements, Design process, Technical Inheritance


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