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Reducing Design Development Cycle by Data Management Within the Design Office

Štorga, Mario; Pavlić, Davor; Marjanović, Dorian
Reducing Design Development Cycle by Data Management Within the Design Office // Design Research - Theories, Methodologies and Product Modelling / Culley S., Duffy A., McMahon C., Wallace K. (ur.).
London: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2001. str. 429-436 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)

Reducing Design Development Cycle by Data Management Within the Design Office
(Skraćenje ciklusa razvoja proizvoda u konstrukcijskom uredu)

Štorga, Mario ; Pavlić, Davor ; Marjanović, Dorian

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Design Research - Theories, Methodologies and Product Modelling / Culley S., Duffy A., McMahon C., Wallace K. - London : The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2001, 429-436

13th International Conference on Engineering Design - ICED 01

Mjesto i datum
Glasgow, UK, 21-23.08.2001

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Product data management; design information management; information representation; web-based systems

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper considers the strategy of using a PDM (Product Data Management) system to support product development process in the design office of a medium size company with standardized production. The main steps, according to modern product development methodology, in successful introduction of PDM system will be described. Detailed discussion about data modelling, design information management and user management will be given. CONTRIBUTION OF THE PAPER: Striving to improve and optimise the production process, companies have been increasingly computerizing certain areas of business management. Although CAD technology has increased efficiency it has inherited the traditionally methods of data management within the design office, causing a lot of disadvantages for the companies. Effort and money is spent unproductively for data recapturing, development time is extended needlessly, data quality cannot be guaranteed due to the manual retyping and the redundant data storage. Such problems have a strong negative effect on company's competitively, market share and revenues. Driven by such issues, the need for a computational design tools to support representation and managing engineering information becomes more critical. Based on the interviews with members of a design department the main problems, which had to be solved during the introduction of PDM system in medium company with standardized production, were discovered. According to these problems and using the relevant literature, the key functions of PDM system were determined: data modelling, design information management and user management. Data modelling covered the data definition, product structure, component classification, data relationships and knowledge abut engineering data. The design information management includes the activities that create or use engineering data. Especially concern was given to access, control, transfer, security, storing and querying data. User management covering user rights and task assignment has been recognised as a third function because it is important for communication between users e.g. designers within the office. After the key functions had been analysed, the next step was designing a PDM system. Web technology was used for the system realisation. The core of the system are a several databases designed for central data storing without data redundancy. User interfaces were developed to simulate a real dataflow in particular design department where PDM system is introduced. Also, PDM system maintains a distribution of electronic documents. The system implemented in the design office with designers' traditionally organised in loose groups formed per project, considering a several projects at the time. In such environment the system improves the flow, quality and usage of engineering information throughout the design department. CONCLUSIONS: Introduction of PDM system in the medium size company with standardized production improves traditional methods of managing engineering data. The benefits of the system are better control of engineering data and engineering activities. As a result of implementation design productivity is improved, data integrity is safeguarded and design time is reduced. REFERENCES: ˇ Andreasen, M. M., Hein, L., Integrated Product Development. Springer-Verlag, NewYork, 1987. ˇ Pikosz P., Malmqvist J., Possibilities and Limitations when Introducing PDM Systems to Support the Product Development Process, Proceedings NordDesign'96, Espooo, Finland, 1996. ˇ Pavlićˇ , D., Marjanovićˇ , D., Štorga, M., The Implementation of WEB Based Technologies in Engineering Data Management. Proceedings of the 6th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, 2000.

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Fakultet strojarstva i brodogradnje, Zagreb